Kamchatka is famous not only for its volcanoes, but also for the lenticular clouds above them.
Klyuchevskaya volcano and Stone
Lenticular clouds form on the crests of air waves or between two layers of air. A characteristic feature of these clouds is that they do not move, no matter how strong the wind. The flow of air rushing over the earth’s surface flows around obstacles, and air waves are generated.
Clouds usually hang from the leeward side of mountain ranges, beyond the ridges or, as in our case, above the tops of volcanoes at a height of from two to fifteen kilometers.
Volcano Tolbachik - Point shooting this photo at the moment is buried under a thick layer of lava.
In 2010, we had to shoot an eruption of the highest and most effective volcano in Eurasia, Klyuchevskaya Sopka.
In addition to the eruption itself, we had to take pictures of the amazingly beautiful Lenticular clouds.
But when it came at night and the lava flows lit up, Lenticular clouds, the sight was fantastic !!!
Photo by Julia Pushkareva
For several years I dreamed of taking a picture of lenticular clouds over Kluchevskaya Sopka from a glacier on the Tolbachik Volcano and last year luck smiled at me)
In the Kronotsky Reserve there is the volcano of the same name, Kronotsky hill, over which so often such clouds can be observed.