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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.
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.
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)
Loch Tree Clouds Reflections. (Image source: idg)
The other side of the clouds. (Image source: kees straver)
Sky. (Image source: Nadia Noguera)
Bohol Beach Club. (Image source: Lost in The RP)
Black Clouds And Dreams. (Image source: Rein)
Above the clouds. (Image source: kyokosphotos)
Just morning. (Image source: Antakistas)
Winter dream on christmas eve. (Image source: Gregor Halbwedl)
Before The Storm. (Image source: Philipp Klinger )
Breadth. (Image source: Nicholas_T)
Giant cloud. (Image source: rexguo)
Storm In Whistler, Bc, Canada. (Image source: hailey-lane)
Long Jetty Cloud Reflection. (Image source: maureen_g)
I See Light. (Image source: Ben Heine)
Voices of Solitude. (Image source: Ben Heine)
Show at 35,000 ft-Summer. (Image source: ming)
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.
Nature’s Art. (Image source: Schristia)
Mammatus Cloud. (Image source: extremeinstability.com)
Mammatus Clouds Over Courtland. (Image source: rhythmandcode)
Fury. (Image source: rawheadrex)
A little bit of everything on a hot summer day. (Image source: Connie)
Omarama Fallstreak. (Image source: wikipedia)
Fallstreak hole. (Image source: Flying Jenny)
Fallstreak Cloud 2. (Image source: arbyreed)
Every cloud has a silver lining. (Image source: s0ulsurfing)
Von Kármán Vortex Street. (Image source: wired.com)
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)
Clouds of Purple. (Image source: Nashmetro)
Mountain. (Image source: prelovac)
Anvil Cloud. (Image source: wired.com)
Hole in the Sky. (Image source: Aditya Kolli)
Kelvin Helmholz waves cloud. (Image source: wired.com)
Lenticular clouds. (Image source: wired.com)
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.