Towering Cumulus

This monster of a cloud formation which dwarfed the land below as storms roamed the area at the time, is a form of cumulus cloud called cumulus congestus.

Towering Cumulus

Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 20th May 2017
Place: From rear garden, Staffordshire


31 thoughts on “Towering Cumulus

  1. These are summer clouds for us, so it surprised me to see this one. Then, I checked the date. May is about when we’d begin seeing them, too — and aren’t they marvelous? I love watching them on the days when they billow up quickly.

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      1. It’s often worth a visit to the archives. I have a few languishing there myself, and they need to have their own time in the spotlight!

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    1. This is one from the photo archives, and it was like movie armageddon cloud. I just love that word ‘bombogenesis’ … had to Google it lol! πŸ™‚

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  2. What an amazing sight. I’l be out the door taking multiple photos if I saw those clouds around home.

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  3. Whoa the scary and awesome power of weather as we have had our share this year with Ciara and Dennis. I have never known thunder in Feb before.

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