Rudolph’s on the loose above New Zealand

Yep, eveyone’s favourite reindeer is on the loose, and a week out from Christmas has already been sighted above New Zealand’s capital, Wellington.

Click here to see a larger image of this Yuletide-friendly cloud formation that was snapped by Kiwi photographer Alan Blacklock as he sat in his back garden.

He’s adamant it’s not the result of some Photoshop jiggery pokery, a stance backed up by the boffins at New Zealand’s MetService. Apparently it’s the result of light cirrus clouds being blown by a few winds in different directions. Go figure.

Let us know if you’ve seen any other quirky cloud formations that made you look twice.