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Mount Rainier Forming a Lenticular Cloud

Lenticular Cloud (Altocumulus lenticularis) over Mt. Rainier in Stevens Canyon.

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Little Tahoma Peak from Stevens Canyon.

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Mt. Rainier from Sunrise

View of Mt. Rainier from Sunrise Park Road (maybe half way between Sunrise Point and the Sunrise Visitor Center). Was not too many minutes after I took this shot that Mt. Rainier was completely enveloped in clouds. This is likely categorized as a Lenticular cloud (Altocumulus lenticularis).

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Stevens Canyon Panorama

Panorama of Mt. Rainier and Stevens Canyon, Mt. Rainier National Park.

9 exposures stitched, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM @ 10mm

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Lenticular Cloud Forming On Mt. Rainier

Well, maybe. I don’t know a lot about how Lenticular clouds form, but the cloud shown here, at Reflection lakes, turned into one shortly after. In September of last year I drove through Mt. Rainier National Park from Longmire to Sunrise. When I left Sunrise the Lenticular cloud was hovering over Mt. Rainier like a pancake, but you’ll have to wait a few days until that picture surfaces here. A cliffhanger!

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Lenticular Cloud at Mt. Rainier

View of Lenticular Cloud (Altocumulus lenticularis) forming over Mt. Rainier from Stevens Canyon

34 exposures stitched, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro

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