Friday, 10 October, 2008
My image of a cirrus spissatus cloud was on the cover of the Quantas Air inflight magazine in September.
Sometimes cumulonimbus clouds develop an 'anvil' formation on top of them. If the anvil gets blown off or if the cumulonimbus gets rained out leaving only the anvil, it becomes a unique type of cloud called a cirrus spissatus.
I photographed this cirrus spissatus at 30,000 feet over the east coast of the U.S. The setting sun turned the clouds and landscape a golden yellow.
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