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Local thunderstorms swept through our valley today. I couldn’t do it and on the way home I stopped and took a picture of a typical Cumulonimbus anvil. The opening image shows Cumulus congestus. When I took my meteorology exams a long time ago, for my pilot’s license, I had to know every type of cloud cover. Paragliding under Cumulus congestus or Cumulonimbus is extremely dangerous. Such a cloud sucks you in and there is not much chance of getting down healthy.

MF Samyang 135mm, Nikon D800