baby elephant cloud..
Standing out on the top-end floodplains in December….The heat and humidity is to be felt to be believed…1000 sorts of insects,ants and things (no crocs here at this stage/yet) that just want your blood !
It’s something I do every year, as these fiery majestic updraughts race up through the atmosphere with so much energy and vigour it is like watching timelapse footage… This one here is topping an amazing 60,000ft ! (average airliners fly at 32-36,000ft !). It unloads a deluge over no-mans land and temporarily cools the place off for a couple of hours ans dies almost as quickly as it exploded into life.
Beyond in the distance some ‘yellower’ clouds can be made out…they are more 55k ft monsters (storms) firing over the Coburg Peninsula. In the foreground there is a quaint grey bit of cumulus that my imagination twists into the shape of a baby elephant.
‘60,000ft storm’– 5 image stitch, Canon EOS 5D mkII.