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August 2012

Cloud of the Month for August 2012

August 2012

Mamma Mia!

The Cloud of the Month for August is a display of mamma clouds photographed by Kamila Mazurkiewicz over Puławy, Poland. Named after the Latin for ‘udders’, this cloud formation is at its most dramatic when it appears on the underside of the huge anvil canopy that spreads out at the top of a Cumulonimbus storm cloud. There are a number of theories as to how these clouds form, but no one is quite sure of the exact processes at work. Whatever their cause, these ones had many admirers when they were revealed to the world on our photo gallery earlier this month.

© Photograph Kamila Mazurkiewicz.

  • Math Gossens

    August 2, 2012 at 8:48 am

    An excellent picture of the month, Congratulations, mamatastic…

  • Anonymous

    August 21, 2012 at 4:23 am

    I would love to be able to post this to Facebook!

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    Sammy Somekh

    August 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Excellent work, Kamila! Good thing you included a bit of the groundscape as well. Gives it more dimension, photographic wise.

  • Lizette Owens

    September 4, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    I love it

  • Eileen J. Fuchs

    September 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I am a Member but I do not receive any e-mails, photos or information.

    Please keep me updated as I really enjoy seeing beautiful clouds all over the world.

    Thank You, Eileen Fuchs

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    September 24, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Undoubtedly a great picture, what equipment was used to capture this image, are we talking high tech or a mere smartphone, it would be interesting to know what cameras people are using when they capture these fantastic images.

  • WingWah

    September 25, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Brilliant shot! I’d freak out if I looked up and saw that cloud over my head. A real Ghostbusters moment!

  • Lichenia

    September 28, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Amazing, its like a fungus.

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    September 28, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    It reminds of of some sort of reverse boiling. Always a pleasure to view! It would be interesting to fly directly into these pockets to feel the turbulence. Bill K

  • Felesha williams

    September 30, 2012 at 3:31 am

    My Husband and I have been cloud lovers for a very long time we love it

  • Zozki

    October 1, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I adore mamma clouds, they’re my favourite cloud formations and I’d DIE to see some where I live!

  • Afsoon Hayley avatar


    October 17, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I love it…looks like something from a mad scientist’s book!!

  • Shane Rozario avatar


    November 22, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Whoa! I cant wait for the day i cross paths with a beautiful beast like this!

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    Edward Nadalin

    February 2, 2013 at 12:16 pm


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