mammatus clouds this summer before a thunderstorm over a small village called "schlaat" in the northern part of switzerland.

Mammatus, also known as mammatocumulus (meaning "mammary cloud" or "breast cloud"), is a meteorological term applied to a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud. The name mammatus, derived from the Latin mamma (meaning "udder" or "breast"), refers to a resemblance between the characteristic shape of these clouds and the breast of a woman.

inspired by chip phillips picture ( I published mine :)

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