40 Stunning Photos of Beautiful Clouds

By Awais Imran. Filed in Inspiration

Clouds are the noble contributor for awesome photos. Have a look at these following photos: #1, #2, #3, and #4. They are some of the really great examples of natural portraits taken by professional photographers and as you can see, in each of every photo, the clouds defines or deliver the dramatic effect. Moving on, clouds comes in various forms and some can only be seen in certain weather and places. Taking a decent photo of beautiful cloud is no easy task.

Cloud Invasion
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Here, with great attempts we collected various stunning photographs of clouds. We’ve split the entire collection into several categories: the beautiful, the rare and some extremely rare clouds you don’t often see. Enjoy and lets see if you get clouded or lighten.

Beautiful Clouds

Below are the first part of the showcase where we sorted beautiful clouds. When we said clouds are beautiful, it usually means when we look at it, we feel tranquility and sublime. These clouds are cumulus clouds that are usually formed in lower altitude.

Purple smoke. (Image source: fallen-angel-24)

Purple smoke

Loch Tree Clouds Reflections. (Image source: idg)

Loch Tree Clouds Reflections

The other side of the clouds. (Image source: kees straver)

The other side of the clouds

Sky. (Image source: Nadia Noguera)

skyline

Bohol Beach Club. (Image source: Lost in The RP)

Bohol Beach Club

Black Clouds And Dreams. (Image source: Rein)

Black Clouds And Dreams

Above the clouds. (Image source: kyokosphotos)

above the clouds

Just morning. (Image source: Antakistas)

Winter dream on christmas eve. (Image source: Gregor Halbwedl)

winter dream on christmas eve

Before The Storm. (Image source: Philipp Klinger )

Before The Storm

Breadth. (Image source: Nicholas_T)

Breadth

Giant cloud. (Image source: rexguo)

giant cloud

Storm In Whistler, Bc, Canada. (Image source: hailey-lane)

Storm In Whistler, Bc, Canada

Long Jetty Cloud Reflection. (Image source: maureen_g)

Long Jetty Cloud Reflection

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I See Light. (Image source: Ben Heine)

I See Light

Voices of Solitude. (Image source: Ben Heine)

Voices of Solitude

Show at 35,000 ft-Summer. (Image source: ming)

Rare Clouds

By rare we meant they are probably not ordinary clouds you get to witness everyday. Also what may makes these clouds be complimented as rare is because they formed in unique locations which lures the beauty of these clouds.

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Cloud Invasion

Nature’s Art. (Image source: Schristia)

Nature's Art

Mammatus Cloud. (Image source: extremeinstability.com)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46627614@N00/1236637935/

Mammatus Clouds Over Courtland. (Image source: rhythmandcode)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhythmandcode/3761023020/

Fury. (Image source: rawheadrex)

fury

A little bit of everything on a hot summer day. (Image source: Connie)

little bit of everything

Omarama Fallstreak. (Image source: wikipedia)

Omarama Fallstreak

Fallstreak hole. (Image source: Flying Jenny)

Fallstreak hole

Fallstreak Cloud 2. (Image source: arbyreed)

Fallstreak Cloud

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Every cloud has a silver lining. (Image source: s0ulsurfing)

Every cloud has a silver lining

Von Kármán Vortex Street. (Image source: wired.com)

vortex

(Extremely) Rare

These extremely rare clouds can be seen when the weather are messed up which caused abnormality to the clouds. The formations are very unique and is usually be regarded as a disastrous event. Take “eye wall” and storm cloud as example.

Heart From Cloud. (Image source: FlickCollection)

Heart From Cloud

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Clouds of Purple. (Image source: Nashmetro)

Mountain. (Image source: prelovac)

mountain

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mushroom

Anvil Cloud. (Image source: wired.com)

Anvil Cloud

Hole in the Sky. (Image source: Aditya Kolli)

Hole in the Sky

Kelvin Helmholz waves cloud. (Image source: wired.com)

Kelvin-Helmholz waves

Lenticular clouds. (Image source: wired.com)

lenticular clouds

Editor’s note: This post is written by Awais Imran for Hongkiat.com. Awais is a passionate writer cum blogger at WINARS and artsyHANDS. He is currently working as a freelance writer for tech websites.

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