Mammatus clouds  by EOS20

This series of Mammatus clouds where taken on December 27 2004 just as a really big summer thunderstorm had formed over my house 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!

EOS 20D And 70-200 f/4 L.

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  • LWCM
    LWCMalmost 6 years ago

    I first saw clouds like this after a storm in Oklahoma about 4 years ago and I took some shots but have no clue where I put the pictures. A few weeks ago we had some storms in northern New Jersey and after wards the sky had this bubble effect. I had no idea they were called Mammatus clouds. It’s an awesome sight.

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 6 years ago


  • Mark  Coward
    Mark Cowardalmost 6 years ago

    Wow. I thought it was an abstract at first… so glad its not. Beautifully captured.

  • Marda Bebb
    Marda Bebbalmost 6 years ago

    wow… very cool!!! I’ve never ever seen clouds do this before!

  • Mikhail Zvonkov
    Mikhail Zvonkovalmost 6 years ago


  • Tania Rose
    Tania Rosealmost 6 years ago

    nicely shot

  • Alyce Taylor
    Alyce Tayloralmost 6 years ago

    Nice pic!

  • Cathleen Tarawhiti
    Cathleen Taraw...almost 6 years ago

    Congratulations, this is featured on the Skyscapes group homepage :)

  • Barb White
    Barb Whitealmost 6 years ago

    very odd looking clouds, what a great capture! Congrats on your feature!

  • Nigel Donald
    Nigel Donaldalmost 6 years ago

    Nicely captured also known as a Balata where the golf ball “Top Flite Balata” gets its name.

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