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This photo of a beautiful cloud formation over a bridge is a digitally created image

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An image is being shared on social media claiming it as the beautiful cloud formation visuals during the sunset over a bridge. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Image of beautiful cloud formation during the sunset over a bridge.

Fact: The photo shared in the post is a digitally created image. This image is a composition of different images available on the internet. This image was created by the Russia-based photographer, Nick Yuryev. It is not a real image. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

On reverse image search of the photo shared in the post, a similar photo was found on the ‘Imgur’ image sharing website. This image was described as the ‘Apocalyptic sunset over Moscow’. In the description of the photo, it is mentioned as a digital artwork by Nick Yuryev. Several Facebook users have shared this image by crediting it to Nick Yuryev. They can be seen here and here.

Nick Yuryev, a Russian-based photographer had shared this image on his Instagram handle on 05 April 2016. Nick Yuryev described it as his beautiful artwork of the Krymsky bridge or Crimean bridge located in Moscow city, Russia.

Nick Yuryev had created this image by combining different images available on the internet. The bridge visuals in the image are similar to the Crimean bride located in Moscow. A similar clouds formation image was found on the ‘Reddit’ website eight years ago. Earlier, ‘Snopes’ had also published a fact-check article on this digitally created image.

To sum it up, this photo of a beautiful cloud formation over a bridge is a digitally created image.

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