(Guest writer: Awais Imran)

Clouds are the noble contributor for awesome photos. Natural portraits taken by professional photographers, clouds deliver the most dramatic effects. However, taking a decent photo of beautiful clouds is no easy task. They come in various forms and some can only be seen in certain weather and places.

So, in this post, we collected various stunning photographs of clouds. The collection has been split into several categories: the beautiful, the rare, and some extremely rare clouds you don’t often see. Enjoy and let’s see if you get clouded or lighten.

Cloud Photography, Vol. 2

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Cloud Photography, Vol. 2

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The beautiful ones…

Here is a showcase of some of the most beautiful clouds you’ll ever see. You look at these images and feel tranquility within. These clouds are cumulus clouds that are usually formed at lower altitudes.

#1 @fallen-angel-24
Purple smokePurple smoke
#2 @idg
Loch Tree Clouds ReflectionsLoch Tree Clouds Reflections
#3 @kees straver
The other side of the cloudsThe other side of the clouds
#4 @Nadia Noguera
skylineskyline
#5 @Lost in The RP
Bohol Beach ClubBohol Beach Club
#6 @Rein
Black Clouds And DreamsBlack Clouds And Dreams
#7 @kyokosphotos
above the cloudsabove the clouds
#8 @Antakistas
AntakistasAntakistas
#9 @Gregor Halbwedl
winter dream on christmas evewinter dream on christmas eve
#10 @Philipp Klinger
Before The StormBefore The Storm
#11 @Nicholas_T
BreadthBreadth
#12 @rexguo
giant cloudgiant cloud
#13 @hailey-lane
Storm In Whistler, Bc, CanadaStorm In Whistler, Bc, Canada
#14 @maureen_g
Long Jetty Cloud ReflectionLong Jetty Cloud Reflection
#16 @n/a
ftogrfftogrf
#17 @Ben Heine
I See LightI See Light
#18 @Ben Heine
Voices of SolitudeVoices of Solitude
#19 @ming
summer 2007summer 2007

The rare ones…

Following is the list of the most rare clouds that you don’t get to see every day. Also, these clouds are formed at unique locations which adds to the beauty of the whole scene.

#20 @n/a
Cloud InvasionCloud Invasion
#21 @Schristia
Nature's ArtNature's Art
#22 @extremeinstability.com
https://www.flickr.com/photos/46627614@N00/1236637935/https://www.flickr.com/photos/46627614@N00/1236637935/
#23 @rhythmandcode
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rhythmandcode/3761023020/https://www.flickr.com/photos/rhythmandcode/3761023020/
#24 @rawheadrex
furyfury
#25 @Connie
little bit of everythinglittle bit of everything
#26 @wikipedia
Omarama FallstreakOmarama Fallstreak
#27 @Flying Jenny
Fallstreak holeFallstreak hole
#28 @arbyreed
Fallstreak CloudFallstreak Cloud
#29 @n/a
breakthoughbreakthough
#30 @s0ulsurfing
Every cloud has a silver liningEvery cloud has a silver lining
#31 @wired.com
vortexvortex

The extremely rare ones…

These extremely rare clouds are formed when the weather or climate change causes a certain anomaly in the clouds. These cloud formations are very unique and are usually (but not always) a foreboding of a weather catastrophe.

#32 @n/a
ozoneozone
#33 @Nashmetro
clouds of purpleclouds of purple
#34 @prelovac
mountainmountain
#35 @n/a
mushroommushroom
#36 @wired.com
Anvil CloudAnvil Cloud
#37 @Aditya Kolli
Hole in the SkyHole in the Sky
#38 @wired.com
Kelvin-Helmholz wavesKelvin-Helmholz waves
#39 @wired.com
lenticular cloudslenticular clouds
#40 @FlickCollection
Heart From CloudHeart From Cloud

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