At first glance, these photographs might be confused with some flying object, but they’re actually lenticular clouds hovering in the skies above Russia. They form after rushing, moist air runs straight into a mountain and is forced upwards before condensing on the downward slope, forming the appearance of a flying object. “My personal favorite is the shot of the two grey clouds forming around the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano – taking that picture took my breath away. It’s a pretty rare thing to capture on film because the cloud was formed not only by vapour but also the smoke coming out of the active volcano,” said photographer Vladimir Voychuk, from Klin, Russia. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
“Despite having to travel thousands of miles to get there, Vladimir thinks Kamchatka is the most spectacular place in the world to photograph. He said: ‘It’s probably one of my favourite places to take pictures. It takes me a long time to get there but it’s always worth it. I don’t think there’s anywhere in the world that’s better,'” reports Mail Online.