This series of Mammatus clouds where taken on December 27 2004 just as a really big summer thunderstorm had formed over my house here in Perth, Western Australia.

From what I read, the Mammatus clouds are caused by ice in the clouds becoming heavy and causing the cloud to sag.

A very rare site!

Taken with my 20D and 70-200 f/4 L.

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Winner of Skyscapes To capture the best formation of clouds Competition (June 2009).


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  • Darren Stones
    Darren Stonesover 7 years ago

    Rare site indeed, EOS. An excellent series of pics. Top stuff.

  • Angela McConnell
    Angela McConnellover 7 years ago

    it looks very surreal – awesome shot!

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 7 years ago

    That’s incredible… the shapes are like nothing I’ve seen before… cool series of work! Nature at its best!

  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsover 7 years ago

    Wow this in incredible. Very unique.

  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaover 7 years ago

    Extraordinary capture and fantastic series. I’ve never seen clouds like this. They look so surreal! Wonderful that you were able to capture these and even more wonderful that you could share them. Great work!

    BLYTHARTover 7 years ago

    I have never seen clouds like these before. It must be quite an experience to see them and you have captured them expertly.

  • Leeo
    Leeoover 7 years ago

    Just awesome! Aren’t you lucky to have witnessed this & to have had your camera with you!

  • mwfoster
    mwfosterover 7 years ago

    Great shot of these clouds. Have you taken any of the morning glory cloud. I read about it in weather. That magazine my like your photos.

  • EOS20
    EOS20over 7 years ago

    Thanks for all the comments. :)

    I went out my front door to take a look at the approaching storm and was very surprised to see these clouds! They lasted about 30 mins and then the storm moved in. Got allot of lightning that night from this storm.

    I haven’t seen the Morning glory cloud in real life, But have seen photos and read about it.

  • funkyfacestudio
    funkyfacestudioover 7 years ago

    I though this was a painting, this is unbelievable!!!! soooo beautiful !

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