Photograpy: Jorn Olsen’s cloud pictures

As a short continuation from our cloud spotting story we wanted to point you to Jorn Olsen’s impressive photos of so called “Mammatus clouds“.

Most of the images have been taken in Hastings, Nebraska and are by far the best we have ever seen of that type of clouds. “Mammatus clouds” meaning “breast-clouds” are often associated with Tornadoes but can also occur with other storms. The typical formation of pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of the clouds has provided the name.

Have a look at Jorn Olsen’s web site where he also sells some of the images as posters.

Click on the image for the jump

link to Jorn Olsen's cloud picture gallery

More information at:
Wikipedia on Mammatus clouds
Jorn Olsen’s web site
Cloud Appreciation Society gallery

image © Jorn Olsen

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