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Aug 22, 2008, 8:41:48 PM
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I don't know if this is a known cloud formation or not, i do know that i've not seen anything like it before. It almost looks like a strand of DNA....

Shot high on Dartmoor..

After a google search it would appear these clouds are called;

Cirrus Kelvin-Helmholtz
Appearing as a slender, horizontal spiral of cloud, cirrus Kelvin-Helmholtz is one of the most distinctive cloud formations. However, it tends to dissipate only a minute or two after forming and, as a result, is rarely observed.
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Annabelle-Chabert Featured By Owner May 20, 2011   Photographer
I've never seen these Cirrus Kelvin-Helmholtz, like strange and perfect waves in the sky... You've been luky to observed such clouds :wow: and on to of that with sunset (I suppose) colors !! :clap:
A friend have observed and photographed them only one time in his life and he was very proud of it !!
You make me jalous :giggle:
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
you'll catch them one day......
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Amazing clouds. Alex suggests cropping, but what would be left without the dark bottom? Alex is a riot, isn't he? Not every picture has to be as smooth and harmonic as are his. :-)
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
riot?...some may call it that...i have other words....i may resubmit this it was submitted a long time ago and i think it deserves another airing....
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
I am curious to see what you will do with it. I meant riot in a good sense, but never mind. :-)
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
i meant just resubmit it with an up to date edit, i have a lot of watcher that will not have seen it....and i know what you meant about alex...hes a good guy....i just like to pull his leg...
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Yep. Cool. :-)
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dev1n Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
awesome!!!
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gwilym Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Beautiful!
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AndreasResch Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Professional Photographer
What a rare sky. Great moment.
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