Crepuscular rays, more attractively known as 'godbeams', are relatively common on the North Cornwall coast. Low cloud sweeps in on the prevailing westerly winds and late in the day as the sun lowers in the west it can sometimes break through gaps in the cloud to light the surface of the sea. This shot of a soaring gull backed by the rays was taken from the battlements of the mainland section of Tintagel Castle (legendary birthplace of King Arthur), looking south west towards Pentire Point, a place where I have witnessed this phenomenon on a few occasions.
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