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Root Bear Float and Clouds

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This is a great “Photo of the Day” in my Sunday Parade insert in the Orlando Sentinel. Gwen McCarthy of Palm Coast, Florida was able to get this unique perspective on an Alaskan cruise.

Doesn’t the black bear look like he’s floating on a cloud? What a great shot!

Here’s another cloud photograph that is breath-taking.

Jorn Olsen, the photographer works for the Dutton-Lainson Co. in Hastings, NE, and lives by Heartwell Park next to Hastings College The stadium lights are at the Hastings College stadium just east of his home. The clouds are called mammatus clouds! They do not 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 kind of clouds are seen. They are quite rare, but really beautiful. You can see more of the Olsen’s mammatus photographs here.

Speaking of mammatus clouds, I was able to snap this awesome sunset in Orlando on December 18th. Although I didn’t have my camera with me, I finally remembered I had my cell phone. But you can see how awe-inspiring these sunset clouds were. They were billowy and curled like pillows. If only I had remembered my cell phone camera five minutes earlier – they would have been similar to the Jorn’s cloud pillows only in pink,purple and blue!

Thanks Ana for the mammatus clouds!

Here’s a winter view from Wisconsin. Photographer unknown. But I know that cat is wondering how kick-resistant is that glass pane?


Written by smalltalkwitht

January 27, 2008 at 7:16 pm

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  1. beautiful clouds


    January 27, 2008 at 8:02 pm

  2. God gets all the glory!


    January 27, 2008 at 8:02 pm

  3. Wow, T, those pics were awesome!! I love to look at clouds..they have always fascinated me…thanks so much for sharing, and Godspeed.


    January 28, 2008 at 5:35 pm

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