This weird disc-shaped cloud (one of only a few in the sky at the time) caught my eye as it slowly floated over the Malvern Hills during yesterday's bryophyte survey. It looked like it had come from Teletubbie land, which would be quite unusual, so I posted the photo on Twitter and had soon received a consensus from cloud enthusiasts that it was in fact Altocumulus lenticularis (a.k.a Lenticular Cloud). This is quite a rare type of cloud in Britain that is usually only seen over mountain ranges- clearly the Malvern Hills are at a high enough altitude to provide the right conditions for its formation. Quite an interesting looking thing, you've got to admit...
|First mosses, now cloud spotting. Please let me know if this is going too far... |
A few years ago (probably 10?) I used to have a website sent me cloud photos once a day, it is actually quite amazing how many there are.
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