Trees without leaves display their unique shapes on a foggy morning
A lonely boat motors past an empty dock on a foggy morning on the lake
A lonely tree casts reflections in the lake on a foggy morning
An empty fishing dock against a backdrop of fog at Lake Hickory
Fog descends over Lake Hickory, North Carolina making the landscape barely visible
Birds fly by Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco oblivious to the dramatic layer of fog over the ocean
The iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco rises above a layer of fog over the Pacific Ocean
A foggy morning at a golf course in North Carolina ….
Too foggy a morning to play golf at the Ole Still Golf Course in Hickory, North Carolina
The “smoke” from the Smoky Mountains is actually fog that comes from the area’s vegetation. Plants take in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Plants also exhale something called “volatile organic compounds”, or VOCs.
VOCs may sound scary, but when they are released from plants, they are completely natural.
In addition to causing various scents and odors, a high concentration of VOCs can also cause fog. VOCs are chemicals that have a high vapor pressure, which means that they can easily form vapors at room temperature. The millions of trees, bushes, and other plants in the Great Smoky Mountains all give off vapor, which comes together to create the fog that gives the mountains their signature smoky look.
The colors of Fall contrast nicely against the “smoke.”
Although fog covers the top of the tall buildings in Chicago, the blooming flowers provide a colorful contrast
Empty rail tracks lead to a lineup of Chicago skyscrapers in the fog
Colorful flowers counteract the dreary atmosphere of fog in Chicago
Sunrise early in the morning fog over the fields of Kayavarohan – almost like an impressionist painting
These tourists sitting on a hill at Top Station, Munnar, Kerala are enjoying the serenity of fog over the mountains and valley
If one wakes up early in the morning for a stroll through the tea plantations of Munnar, Kerala, it is common to find fog hovering over the valley.
A low layer of early morning fog over the tea plantations in Munnar, Kerala
Early in the morning in Munnar, Kerala one can see a low layer of fog over the tea plantations on the hills
A winter morning with melting snow and the sun trying to burn up the fog
Waiting for a horse rider to jump from behind the trees in this surreal fog setting …