Clouds That Look Like UFOs
[These eerie formations in the sky may look like alien ships. But as the Daily Mail
points out, they’re actually a natural occurrence called lenticular clouds.
These other-worldy images were captured by Russian photographer Denis Budkov as the clouds hovered over the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. [These clouds are very special as they do not move, they stay in one place and it's only their shape that changes], the 33-year-old told the Daily Mail. [There needs to be at least two factors for these clouds to appear – a very strong wind and a very high object, so Klyuchevskaya Sopka is a perfect place to find lenticular clouds], he added, referring to the highest mountain in the Kamchatka Peninsula.
Sometimes, a natural phenomenon called irisation occurs along the edge of the clouds, turning them a fiery red color and adding to the odd appearance]. – Claudine Zap
Photos: Lenticular clouds hover of the mountains of the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. (Photos by Denis Budkov/Caters News)