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June 2013

June 2013

Marathon Man

This month’s choice is taken from one of our favourite parts of the Cloud Appreciation Society photography gallery, the Clouds That Look Like Things section. The Cumulus cloud, photographed by Phil Holmes over John-O-Groats, Scotland, the most northern settlement in Britain, has risen in a tower shaped like a Marathon runner. Presumably the runner is setting off on an ambitious fundraiser to Britain’s most southern point, Lands End in Cornwall.

Photograph © Phil Holmes.

  • pete r.

    June 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm


  • Elaine Ford avatar


    June 17, 2013 at 9:45 pm


  • gl

    June 21, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Or simply a floating duck

  • rovingeyeuk

    June 21, 2013 at 9:29 am

    It’s ASIMO from Honda.

  • Charlynne Boucher avatar


    June 23, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Definitely an astronaut. Congrats on an excellent photo, Phil Holmes.

  • Brenda

    June 29, 2013 at 2:44 am


  • Anonymous

    July 10, 2013 at 1:28 am


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    Trudy Blows

    July 10, 2013 at 10:09 am

    someone running – they might be trying to catch that bird just in front of them – or maybe they just released the bird and they are just running..

  • Richard Jones avatar


    August 19, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    He’s on cloud ‘9’ !

  • radiometeolibera

    March 25, 2014 at 9:55 pm


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