Clouds Inside Out

Clouds Inside Out

Photographs by Fedor Yurchikhin depict clouds of unimaginable shapes and colors. It’s 10 km to 12 km above ground so welcome to heaven!

Clouds Inside Out

Is it snake dancing? It’s just what happens when at different heights wind blows in different directions. Some people may see birds here so it’s all relative. 2007.

Clouds Inside Out

It seems like an auto race is about to get started! 2007.

Clouds Inside Out

This would be a nice wallpaper… 2007.

Clouds Inside Out

2007.

Clouds Inside Out

2007.

Clouds Inside Out

2010.

Clouds Inside Out

Those look like flowers in the middle of the field. 2007.

Clouds Inside Out

A mushroom?

Clouds Inside Out

Let’s go pick up some mushrooms in the sky! 2007.

Clouds Inside Out

A morel? 2010.

Clouds Inside Out

Clouds usually look like mushrooms before a thunderstorm.

Clouds Inside Out

It’s hard to imagine what’s going on down there… 2007.

Clouds Inside Out

A thunderhead. 2010.

Clouds Inside Out

A thunderstorm in the Philippines. 2007.

Clouds Inside Out

Before the sunset. 2010.

Clouds Inside Out

In the evening.

Clouds Inside Out

2010.

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Closer to the night. 2010.

Clouds Inside Out

These curls in the picture might cause anxiety. 2010.

Clouds Inside Out

Whose traces are those?

Clouds Inside Out

This trace must have been left by a plane. 2007.

Clouds Inside Out

Clouds Inside Out

Remember Russians have just had another Pancake week? So this picture is very much to the point.

Satellites CloudSat and CALIPSO were launched by NASA in 2006 to examine the surface of the planet and cloud evolution.

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7 thoughts on “Clouds Inside Out”

    • Nothing even remotely crazy about these clouds. What we see here are typical anvils, various kinds of clouds (cirrocumulus, altocumulus etc), meteorological eddies (the spirals) and so on. And the regular aircraft contrail (with it’s sharp shadow on the cloud cover below), of course. The “pancakes” look pretty awesome, I must say, but that’s not uncommon either, the photo is taken over a chain of mountaineous islands sporting lenticular clouds over them (they usually do).

  1. Well those clouds could very well be at 10-12km high, but please mention the fact, that they were photographed from the ISS.

    Normal commercial airplanes fly at 12km.

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