Cloud pictures

"Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same."    — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American Poet.
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This is just a selection of cloud images from various places.

Antarctica


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A polar stratospheric cloud see from Dumont d'Urville, a rare and impressive sight above the winter icebergs.

Left: A polar stratospheric cloud see from Dumont d'Urville, a rare and impressive sight above the winter icebergs.


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A Brocken spectrum seen from an airplane flying above the Transantarctic range, when the shadow of the aircraft is projected on the clouds below.

Right: A Brocken spectrum seen from an airplane flying above the Transantarctic range, when the shadow of the aircraft is projected on the clouds below. Purchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation


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Iridescent clouds behind people working on the mast to install new satellite calibration systems at Dome C.

Left: Iridescent clouds behind people working on the mast to install new satellite calibration systems at Dome C. Image available as a free wallpaperPurchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation




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Turbulence raising a valley cloud in the Clos des Cavalles valley, Ecrins NP

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Fast moving clouds near the top of the central pillar of Freney. Is the weather turning for the worst ?

The Alps

Left: Turbulence raising a valley cloud in the Clos des Cavalles valley, Ecrins NP Purchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation

Right: Fast moving clouds near the top of the central pillar of Freney. Is the weather turning for the worst ? Purchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation


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Evening lenticular cloud.

Left: Evening lenticular cloud. Image available as a free wallpaper


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Clouds illuminated from below by the sunset (Vercors).

Right: Clouds illuminated from below by the sunset (UpdatedVercors).


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Sea of clouds on Grenoble as seen from the summit of the Pinea (Chartreuse). Belledonne sticks out of the clouds on the left.

Right: Sea of clouds on Grenoble as seen from the summit of the Pinea (UpdatedChartreuse). Belledonne sticks out of the clouds on the left. Purchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation




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Sunset lenticular cloud formation on Malte Brun, New Zealand.

Other places


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Sandstone tower piercing the clouds at Monument Valley, Arizona

Left: Sunset lenticular cloud formation on Malte Brun, New Zealand. Purchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation

Right: Sandstone tower piercing the clouds at Monument Valley, Arizona Image available as a free wallpaperPurchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation


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Sunset clouds over Death Valley, California.

Right: Sunset clouds over Death Valley, California. Image available as a free wallpaperPurchase this image on a royalty-free CD archive compilation


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Purple cloud above Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Right: Purple cloud above Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado Image available as a free wallpaper