Zigzag clouds in the morning - altocumulus undulatus

Altocumulus undulatus clouds above Ireland's western sky, with reflections Altocumulus undulatus clouds above Ireland's western sky, with reflections

Zigzag clouds in the morning - altocumulus undulatus above the west of Ireland.

 

Over the years I have photographed many types of clouds but this is one of the most interesting skies that I have trained my camera on.

 

Early morning in July on Galway Bay and the diving tower at Salthill saw the formation of this dramatic skyscape but it was not until we got to Lough Corrib with its calm waters reflecting the unusual clouds above that the scene looked so impressive as to make you stop and breathe it all in. A moment never to be repeated, unusual enough that in 20 years of photographing the Irish landscape I have never seen similar before.

And it went on and on across the entire sky, for over an hour these formations continued to fill everything above the horizon.

Mesmerising I'm sure you'll agree.

These are altocumulus undulatus clouds also known as a mackerel sky or wave clouds. Here they have formed a zig zag pattern across the Irish sky.

Join me to photograph scenes like these in County Galway on a Panoramic Ireland photography workshop.

Last modified on Saturday, 14 July 2018 22:35

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