Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Rare Cloud Formations











































An amazing compilation of worlds rarest and most beautiful cloud formations..

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62 comments:

Stéphane said...

very nice... thx... :)

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Wow some of them don't even look real !! Are they all real, I assume they must be !?

Dzain3 said...

thats not nice, thats freaking abnormal in like some pictures(forexample, counting from the top pic.#13;15;16;17;23;24;25;26;30;32,and so on) there ara totally UNNATURAL formations, and i dont say that this would be fake, but is say it is polluted and abnormal.Like some nuclear aftermath's clouds.I have not seen anything like those fluffy or greyish clouds here in europe.
sorry to say this but americas fucked up well!

Benedek said...

yesyes, I think so.
I can't imagine that these are natural clouds. And some of this look like they are fakes.really.
I live in Europe too and I've never seen clouds like these.

jukare said...

Not fakes :)
Search:
- Cumulonimbus with pileus
- Cumuloninbus incus
- Cumulonimbus mammatus
- Altocumulus lenticularis
- Kelvin-Helmholtz cirrus
- Altocumulus
and Cumulonimbus calvus.
That's it.

dziban303 said...

Lenticular clouds aren't very rare.

Walid said...

wow so beautiful i wish you had higher resolution images (wallpaper material here!)

Ezra said...

Ive seen clouds something like those weird ones. In Nova Scotia you don't see anything like that but farther west and the weather patterns change a lot and the clods look different.

Frère said...

WOW

Matt said...

what's funny is I know the people that shot half of these. one lives in the same town and one within 50 miles from here. they are real, well, at least a few of them. the others are just lenticular clouds which are not rare at all. just check out this site for about 3 or 4 of these:
http://extremeinstability.com/

Mungo said...

Nice photos!
http://mungobah.blogspot.com

Chad said...

"Dzain3 said..."

Your a fucking idiot. Try getting off the computer once in a while and go outside.

Evis said...

@Dzain3

Are you high?

MadecK said...

Chad, ur right...


dzain3, it's not coz ur europeean, you just don't look at natrue enough...

kajshdkljas said...

lmao chad and madeck, brainwashed idiots why get mad just because someone said usa is poluted. What dzain said wasn't even offensive unless you're paranoid.

Brian said...

@ Walid:

You took the words right out of my mouth.

TD said...

How to ruin a cool posting for everyone else.

Go off like some psycho.

I bet your a hit at parties.

Brit said...

Some of these look photoshopped.

Olga said...

AMAZING! Can't believe that these all are real clouds. Great collection.

Margee said...

These photos are outstanding. I have tried to capture some of the remarkable cloud formations in my area with little success compared to these. These are beautiful examples of nature at work. I am a big cloud fan and thank you for sharing.

Elizabeth said...

The pictures are absolutely wonderful examples of what nature does in times of stress and perhaps our galactic friends can do to conceal their huge ships! How many of you have seen our starship friends I wonder.
However, my comments would be best directed at those posters who suffer from dyslexia and manners and are paranoid. WOW!
Back to the clouds though - Have seen many examples of some of these, but not all. Several I recognise from well-known websites, such as the lenticular so-called clouds at Mt.Shasta. Great stuff to get this out there for you all.

Aluah said...

They are some amazing pics, and yes some of you are right...they don't appear to be real. Well, being someone who communicates with my 'true self' and interdimentional beings of the light I asked if they were all real clouds and I got 'no'. The ones that look like space ships (pics 5,6,28 & 29),well...they are something using clouds to try to diguise themselves. I don't expect anyone to completely trust what i'm saying, because until u also are connected to your 'true self' you can't tell truth from illusion. Just keep an open mind hey!...

Comanchero said...

Mind boggling.... from beautiful to horrific. Overall, amazing indeed!

Comanchero said...

Mind boggling. From beautiful to obscene. Overall, amazing!

Hillary said...

Wow, real or not these are amazing. I've also tried to capture crazy cloud formations with little sucess but I don't have a great camera.

To everyone getting their panties in a ruffle I say RELAX breathe and enjoy life. It's a waste of your energy to do any less.

BLESS*

Valerie said...

Wow - doesn't anyone believe in God? That was all I thought about. One made me think that God was bored one day, and angry another. Maybe one morning he was sad and maybe another her put a cloud in the sky that would raise questions about himself since He seeks a relationship with everyone - He will do whatever it takes. God is amazing and ultimately this is His creation!
Just be in awe.
Think child-like sometimes, it's relaxing and fun.
You're not in control and it's just pictures.
Keep positive.

Hogwild81 said...

Some of these clouds are man made, ever herd of chemtrails ,they have them in Europe, Australia as well as in the USA, they are clouds but they are caused by an un-natural process. Try looking up HARRP and Chemtrails, scary to say the least !

zha said...

Amazing weird and nice pictures
how great nature is!
I never see cloud like that in north of china.

melanie said...

Twas not into my ear you whispered but into my heart. Twas not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
What a beautiful world we live in.
Thankyou for sharing these Photo's.

Benjimon said...

They're Pretty Cool. Some of the fake looking ones have been taken using a delayed exposure or light filter. Pretty cool effect. I think if i some of these formations in real life I'll run pretty fast.

samuel said...

amazing.... although some of them REALLY seem fake...

Steve Savage said...

If you want to see clouds like this on a regular basis, just live in oklahoma.

I once saw a cloud updraft that looked like a thermonuclear explosion. It was freaky! It even made the news.

MissCindy said...

It's amazing to see all the different cloud formation.. that are a product of NATURE..not pollution as some other posts have mentioned.. Funny how people can't just enjoy the view without slamming the US.. YEA so we're in a war we shouldn't be in.. and the rest of the world looks at us with indifference. I am not for the current government (most of us aren't)and wish that the rest of the world would understand that we would have to have a civil war to break free. It worked when we wanted to break off from England.. why not now??? Take a little time to enjoy the view.. or just shut up!!

Anonymous said...

The cotton ball type clouds are definitely Chemtrails .... we get them frequently in the Pacific Northwest.

Anonymous said...

I think these pics are really cool me and my mother think the one with the torquise sky if you look closely you can see like 3 or 4 pairs of eyes it's really weird. The very last pic you can see 2 heads one of them look like christ. from: Samantha and Jennifer

jules said...

wow :)
these r maginificent
am learnin about cloud formation at present
and these pics give me inspiration
many thanks
to the anonymous peeps who took the pics
all of which r on another site
but still as amazing
just google rare cloud formation and c what ya get
:)

Anonymous said...

These pictures are brilliant and when I saw some of them I thought they were fake.

lewis

age 8

Anonymous said...

I saw some amazing clouds (like flying saucers)this morning and so went on line to find out about them - hence found this site.
The pictures are fantastic, the clouds are so wierd but the comments are even wierder - what a strange lot we are us humans??!!

The earthling said...

Last year the entire sky was lit up and shimmering like the Northern lights had exploded and covered the whole night sky. I was sure we had finally entered the nuclear war, but it turned out the Earth was passing through the tail of a solar flare. It WAS the most amazing thing I have ever seen in 73 years in nature, and you would not have belied it if you hadn't seen it yourself.
Nature has so many miracles that a puny human would discredit or disbelieve, because we think so much of ourselves.
I have to agree with the post that said go outside once in a while, take a hike and LOOK at things for yourself, you may discover a wonder on your own!! I have lived in many countries, and all pf them had differences in weather patterns. Don't blame all the people of the US for the idiots that are running thier country, he only has about 30% approval right now. Most of them know now that he lied and decieved his way to power.

Anonymous said...

The Heavens truly does declare the glory of God and the firmament does show forth His Works. Glory be to the Lord God Almighty!

LifeQuest said...

This is breath taking and oh how i would LOVE to witness such beauty. Ironically just this afternoon I was out in the back yard and stared for a long time at the blue sky and the large clouds. God is good all the time. : )

Anonymous said...

Hello to all the spiritual types, why don't you check this site for a change and learn something new about ourselves? (from the God's point of view because ours is just limited to our little world we see and His is from every angle of the universes)....you will enjoy the read,
www.adidam.org

Anonymous said...

I dont understand. If you dont have anything nice to say about it, then dont say anything at all you jerk. Amazing pictures by the way! Love it XD

Anonymous said...

Awesome, takes your breath away. Fascinating how cool natural beauty can spark such a heated spirtiual debate. We're all here for the ride. Relax and enjoy. :)

Anonymous said...

I don't know a thing about clouds or pics that have been digitally enhanced and it doesn't matter...these pics are beautiful! I have seen some pretty amazing formations myself in New Zealand and here at home in British Columbia Canada. While some of the pics are bizarre and every scary they are far less so then some of the comments posted! But hey, here's to freedom of speech!

Anonymous said...

"Big Bang Theory"? I.THINK.NOT.

dianekeating3 said...

i love it i see people i love in it. and i dont feel alone any more.

George Thomas said...

The term, "unnatural"... I didn't take the pics, so I don't know. I do know this: each of us has choice, 24/7 of what we want to think and how we want to view anything. To those that were offended, I apologize. To those that were intrigued, inspired or enhanced, yes. Thank God.

www.iwantmiracles.com

Vartan said...

Beautiful*

Some sent me awe-struck; Others sent chills up and down my spine..

All in all, **A Blessing**

Please enjoy without Comprehension.
Answers come to those who are still.

Namaste*

Meganite said...

Thanks for sharing this amazing bunch of pictures! Good to have them all in one place. I had seen the photos of the mammatus clouds before and was shocked... But with the winds just right, such a thing can happen. Some of the crazy formations of storm clouds... I've seen things like that before! It makes me want to do 1 of 2 things: run inside to safety or run and get my camera!

Actually, the time I've been most freaked out about what I saw overhead was when I stepped off the school bus in high school and looked up and it looked like there was a white picket fence laying on its side overhead. The clouds were so close I felt like they might fall on me. And they were in a shape of horizontal bars going across the whole sky. Disturbing, to say the least.

And for those who don't believe these things could happen, try playing with a fluid simulator, or look up pictures of wind tunnel tests and vortices and such things. It's amazing what is possible!

Meganite said...

Also, if you really want to be afraid of pollution and chemicals.. http://www.chitambo.com/clouds/cloudshtml/smog.html

Also, that's apparently a great site to explain about each of the different types of clouds, if you're interested. I found this page especially cool: http://www.chitambo.com/clouds/cloudshtml/towering.html

Clouds are so awesome! As is the God who makes them =)

Dim said...

I've seen cloud shapes similar to these. None were as extreme as some of these picture indicate.

The impression I got from really seeing them was not of beauty and wonder. The sky felt heavy and a little frightening.

I noticed that "lenticular" cloud forms seem to move and bounce in the upper-atmospheric winds like they were made of sponge or foam. They would move and quake yet bounce back like they were semi-solid. In my admittedly less than educated opinion, this is absolutely not natural cloud activity and makes me suspect that technology has indeed been applied to our atmosphere in very unconventional ways.

I noticed that "mammatus" clouds generally appear when there is a TREMENDOUS about of cloud to cloud electrical activity present. The sky had a very heavy solid feeling and the lightening tended to crawl like worms and even coil with lateral spikes. Again, in my unprofessional opinion, this is not natural cloud activity.

Even though I've seen plenty of evidence on the internet that suggests this is all completely ordinary weather I still have to go with my gut reaction here.

I think "chemtrail" activity is very real, but that no-one who can clearly see it can make any kind of accurate assessment about what it's purpose really is.

All I know is that those trails come hand in hand with a gradual lowering of visibility and that when I look at a streetlight at night I can see that there is a unbelievable amount of microscopic particulate matter between that lamp and my eye.

I know it's not humidity because I live in Arizona. There's just a whole lot of extra something in the air.

I'm not dead set on anyone believing in anything I have to say here. I'm just concerned and I think other people should really investigate the matter for themselves, not so much with the internet's help, but with personal observation over a span of months or even years.

Dim said...

I've seen cloud shapes similar to these. None were as extreme as some of these picture indicate.

The impression I got from really seeing them was not of beauty and wonder. The sky felt heavy and a little frightening.

I noticed that "lenticular" cloud forms seem to move and bounce in the upper-atmospheric winds like they were made of sponge or foam. They would move and quake yet bounce back like they were semi-solid. In my admittedly less than educated opinion, this is absolutely not natural cloud activity and makes me suspect that technology has indeed been applied to our atmosphere in very unconventional ways.

I noticed that "mammatus" clouds generally appear when there is a TREMENDOUS about of cloud to cloud electrical activity present. The sky had a very heavy solid feeling and the lightening tended to crawl like worms and even coil with lateral spikes. Again, in my unprofessional opinion, this is not natural cloud activity.

Even though I've seen plenty of evidence on the internet that suggests this is all completely ordinary weather I still have to go with my gut reaction here.

I think "chemtrail" activity is very real, but that no-one who can clearly see it can make any kind of accurate assessment about what it's purpose really is.

All I know is that those trails come hand in hand with a gradual lowering of visibility and that when I look at a streetlight at night I can see that there is a unbelievable amount of microscopic particulate matter between that lamp and my eye.

I know it's not humidity because I live in Arizona. There's just a whole lot of extra something in the air.

I'm not dead set on anyone believing in anything I have to say here. I'm just concerned and I think other people should really investigate the matter for themselves, not so much with the internet's help, but with personal observation over a span of months or even years.

markdanshaw at gmail dot com said...

These are so cool. There is another blog you might like called coll things which has a few posts on clouds like this one on rare clouds:
http://www.collthings.co.uk/2008/06/10-very-rare-clouds.html

dFletchmann said...

I don't know if the pictures are real or fake. I'm just enjoying them. But, for the wonderful people living in European countries, your countries are gorgeous, and have interesting weather. The geography in the US historically produces some of the most violent weather patterns in the world. We are all aware of the heat waves, and floods, and other terrible events that have happened in Europe. You need to just check the internet on news coverage of tornadoes in the US. I don't recall hearing of 200 or 300 or more tornadoes hitting Western Europe, but that does happen to the Great Plains states in the middle of the US. My wife grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where four tornadoes hit during those years, one of them actually destroying property just a mile from her house, then hopping over her house, and touching down a mile down the street. I showed her the pictures here, and she said many of them look like skies she remembered when growing up. It is natural, and often terrifying. It's not pollution. It's not political. It just happens. Just appreciate the beauty and awe that the world has, on every continent. You don't have to over analyze it. Just appreciate it.

Miguel A. Cruz said...

Son naves extraterrestre que se hacen pasar por clouds...

colltooth said...

Well, sure, SOME of these are bull; in a few, i can even see just where the warp feature was used in photoshop. Trust me, i've done it myself! But some of the MOST amazing ones in this set ARE for real. The "mushroom cloud" (possibly over Mt. Fuji?) is real; someone once explained the phenomenon to me and i don't remember the exact cause--something about the pattern of temperature and dew point changes around a solitary mountain--but yeah, that really happens. Now, that DOUBLE mushroom in the sunset...wow. Thank you (whoever) for posting these. -ryan b

Betty said...

awesome clouds dude

Anonymous said...

Just stumbled through and I gotta say...there are some nutcases posting here.

Gorgeous pictures regardless.

elizabeth W. said...

as far as living in europe and never seeing clouds like this-the central united states has some very unique atmospheric conditions. few places in the world ever see tornadoes or the weather systems that form to create tornadoes because few places have the exact geographical features and weather systems. strange clouds form here...and they get creepy...between the warm gulf air and the cool pacific air, we get alot of strange clouds in the USA

Anonymous said...

These pics are so fake there are some maybe can be real but for the most of the clouds are fake.

JimDavidson said...

I wonder if our non-american friends have ever heard the expression "blue norther". That's when a freak cold front comes rolling through Texas in early autumn. The clouds are simply awesome! Oklahoma, Kansas, and what we call the "High Plains" area often have amazing cloud formations like these. It's also home to "tornado alley".
Well done and amazing photos! These pics would make a good screen saver.