Clouds Observed from Airplane Window Seat

May 01, 2024


Photographer: Fabio A. Spina
Summary Author: Fabio A. Spina

Shown above is curious combination of stratus and cumulus clouds, recorded in the region of Paracatu, Minas Gerais from the window of a commercial plane on the Brasília - Rio de Janeiro route. Clouds seemingly emerge from the ground in a Brazilian region known for exploiting pivot-irrigated agriculture, identified in the photo by the circular regions. The cumulus congestus clouds at top appear to form a being of some sort that pierces the stratus layer, caricaturing human curiosity of wanting to know what's above the clouds. Photo taken on March 2, 2024.

Paracatu, Minas Gerais, Brazil Coordinates: -17.1093, -46.8732

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