wow! Amazing clouds!! I have never seen that kind of clouds
The Sweetwater Range is a small but formidable collection of peaks in Mono County, California that rises to over 13,000 feet. When the conditions are just right, moist air rising to pass over them condenses and forms a "Sierra Wave" cloud over their crest. The air warms as it descends on the far side, so the cloud only forms as a "hat" on top of the mountains.
it looks like a 'close encounters' is about to happen jeff. great explanation .
ce sont des "nuages lenticulaires"
Exactly, a lenticular cloud. We see the same over the rockies from time to time. I am enjoying your photos Jeff.
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Photo taken in Stanislaus National Forest, 19777 Greenley Rd, Sonora, CA 95370, USA
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