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A lenticular cloud over Patagonia.

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"Cottonball Tower at Last Light," Texas, May 2012. (Camille Seaman)

Finding beauty in violent storms

Finding beauty in violent storms – CNN Photos - camille seaman

Photo 2 Crazy well defined red ‪#‎lenticular‬ clouds over Patagonia Ice Cap near El Chalten, Argentina a few days ago! Incredible! These stationary lens shaped clouds often occur over mountain areas with perpendicular alignment to the wind direction.  Have you ever seen any?  Photo's by Michael Clark.

Photo 2 Crazy well defined red ‪#‎lenticular‬ clouds over Patagonia Ice Cap near El Chalten, Argentina a few days ago! Incredible! These stationary lens shaped clouds often occur over mountain areas with perpendicular alignment to the wind direction. Have you ever seen any? Photo's by Michael Clark.

If you’re lucky, you may have already seen the stunning meteorological phenomenon we’re about to explore today. Yet, while lenticular clouds are a rare spectacle for many people, if the conditions are right, it’s not impossible to catch sight of them – and better still, to capture them on camera! Lenticular clouds are quite different from mammatus clouds, featured previously here on Environmental Graffiti, but they’re just as peculiar in shape. In fact, their appearance is so distinctive…

20 Most Incredible Lenticular Clouds - Socialphy

Lenticular clouds in Texas after a storm. Usually found over mountains

Lenticular clouds in Texas after a storm.

Lenticular clouds in El Chalten

Lenticular clouds in El Chalten

Lenticular cloud over Mt. Hood, Parkdale, OR

Lenticular cloud over Mt. Hood, Parkdale, OR

Shelf clouds over Saskatchewan, tinged orange by the rising sun.   Seeing a shelf cloud, as impressive as it might be, usually means one thing: run for cover!

Shelf clouds over Saskatchewan, tinged orange by the rising sun. Seeing a shelf cloud, as impressive as it might be, usually means one thing: run for cover!

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