Roque del Conde and Storm Clouds

December 12, 2016


Photographer: Roberto Porto
Summary Authors: Roberto Porto; Jim Foster
As shown above, stormy skies are about to overrun Roque del Conde on Tenerife island in the Canary Islands of Spain. This view was taken several miles south of Roque del Conde (3,284 ft or 1,001 m), an inactive shield volcano
A tropical weather system moving north from the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone this past September converged on the Canaries, resulting in the ominous clouds, including the impressive mammatus display (to the right of Roque del Conde). Mammatus are sometimes observed on the underside of the anvil cloud in mature thunderstorms. They take shape when downdrafts within a storm cell, being cooler than the surrounding air, push through the storm's cloud base. The city of Arona is in the foreground. Photo taken on September 12, 2016.
Photo Details: Camera Model: NIKON D5300; Lens: 11.0-16.0 mm f/2.8; Focal Length: 11.5mm (35mm equivalent: 17mm); Aperture: ƒ/2.8; Exposure Time: 0.0004 s (1/2500); ISO equiv: 100;
Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6.1 (Macintosh).