Pyrocumulonimbus formed by wild fire - Colorado fire
Waldo Canyon Fire - Tuesday 6-26 5:55pm This pyrocumulus cloud blew up over the past 2 hours. Day 4 has been a very bad day for those fighting and being threatened by the Waldo Canyon Fire. Shot from behind the Trails and Open Space Coalition and Red Cross offices on 8th Street on the southwest side of Colorado Springs. View more photos and videos of the fire in the Waldo Canyon Fire set.
['War' by Steve McCurry]: "Ahmadi Oil Fields, Kuwait"
Scarey! I know this feeling : ( ~
Camels, Al Ahmadi Oil Fields, Kuwait, 1991. Photo: Steve McCurry
Fire rainbows are the rarest of all naturally occurring atmospheric phenomena. For a fire rainbow to occur, cirrus clouds must be 20,000 feet in the air with the precise amount of ice crystals, and the sun must hit the clouds at 58 degrees.