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.

14 thoughts on “August 2012”

  1. Edward Nadalin avatar Edward Nadalin says:


  2. Shane Rozario avatar Shane says:

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

  3. Afsoon Hayley avatar afsoon says:

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

  4. Zozki says:

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

  5. Felesha williams says:

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

  6. William Kalamon avatar wkalamon says:

    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

  7. Lichenia says:

    Amazing, its like a fungus.

  8. WingWah says:

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

  9. Pete Cater avatar Pedro says:

    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.

  10. Eileen J. Fuchs says:

    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

  11. Sammy SOMEKH avatar Sammy Somekh says:

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

  12. Anonymous says:

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

  13. Math Gossens says:

    An excellent picture of the month, Congratulations, mamatastic…

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