Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Eagles & Clouds

Casper Kelly sent these to us.

These awesome pictures were taken recently near Comox , BC , Canada . Unfortunately no one knows who the photographer was. This is something few humans will ever be privileged to see.

The clouds are called Mammatus clouds . They don't precede a tornado, or foretell a storm, but are formed when the air is already saturated with rain droplets and/or ice crystals and begins to sink. The worst of the storm is usually over when these kinds of clouds are seen. They are quite rare, but really beautiful.

1 comment:

John Miller said...

Close to Peoria, Illinois where I live closeby, the paper did an article about the bald eagles nesting off the Illinois River. My ex-wife and I drove our kids to see the great birds so close to a road, and other people would stop to gawk. Beautiful!! Majestic! I went to pick up a feather to be sent to an Indian friend (not illegal of her to have it), and although I was a ways off, one of the awesome raptors passed close overhead with a threatening stare, turning its head as it passed. The nest was close to Kewanee, Illinois, and the article was (I believe) in the Peoria Journal Star.