Dance of the cirrus clouds

four images of cirrus cloud movement

While out on a late afternoon photo walk, I was struck by the quick changing cirrus clouds, moving to the song of strong winds high in the atmosphere. This sequence was taken within the span of just under a minute.

cirrus clouds in a blue sky

In that short time, the cloud formation was completely transformed.

cirrus clouds in a blue sky

The dance ended in another minute or so, as the wind scattered the clouds’ water vapor enough to make them disappear.

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