Lenticular cloud on Beartooth Pass

Clouds over Beartooth Pass

Another shot of this fascinating lenticular cloud floating over a pond on Wyoming’s Beartooth Pass. There were several of them. A real treat to watch. “Lenticular clouds get their name from the fact that they’re shaped like a lens or a saucer. This is why they’re also sometimes called “flying saucer clouds” and sometimes mistaken for UFOS. Some other nicknames for lenticular clouds include “cloudships,” “clouds of heaven” and “lennies.” They also have a fancy scientific name: Altocumulus lenticularis.”

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