Some beautiful 'sun dogs' over a winter landscape win our COOL Photo of the Week contest this week.

Of course a sun dog has nothing to do with actual dogs that bark. Those fun little reflections of the sun you see in the picture below are called sun dogs and they exist because of aliens.

And by aliens I of course mean cirrus clouds reflecting the sun in cold weather or something else sciency.

Anyway... our winner this week is Jen Meyer and you can see her beautiful photo below:

Jen Meyer

Jen's photo earns her $25 to Applebees. There were some pretty awesome other photos submitted this week too which you can see in the photo gallery below or in the video slideshow above.