February 2014

It is a Bird? Is it a Plane?

No, it’s an Altocumulus lenticularis – in the shape of a bird. Or a plane. Philippe Villette photographed February’s Cloud of the Month at sunset over the Aure Valley in the French Pyrenees. He described his cloud as a bird coming in to land. Others have have suggested it is more like a jet aircraft. No one has yet claimed this classic example of the lenticularis cloud species looks like Superman.

Photograph © Philippe Villette.

9 thoughts on “February 2014”

  1. Simon Tshibangu Punga - Bilsen avatar Simon Tshibangu says:

    Cool,i dont see this cloud ever before!

  2. Tsao says:

    it is so spectacular,really like a species of birds!

  3. Linda Stone avatar Linda says:

    Or is it a Phoenix rising…like every cloud…awesome and in flight!

  4. Kathleen Davidoff avatar Kathy says:

    THAT is a “WOW” cloud!!!

  5. Kathryn Cavanagh avatar Kathryn says:

    In my humble opinion it is very definitely a bird, it even has it’s feet down ready to make a nice soft landing.

  6. Victoria Fawcett-Adams avatar Vicki Fawcett-Adams says:

    Dove of Peace!

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