In this picture you can see the optical phenomenon called Fata Morgana, on the coast in Northern Norway. Please click the image to get a larger view of the phenomenon. Notice how the coast (especially the small island on the left) is “miraged”. The phenomenon is a result of differences in temperature.
You can read more about Fata Morgana in this article on Wikipedia.
Check out this picture from last winter where the Fata Morgana phenomenon also appears.
Information about the pictures:
Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Focal Length: 134 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway