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8th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A multi-layered lenticular cloud, indicator of high winds aloft, is formed when a fast moving airmass is deflected upward by terrain such as a mountain range. This "wave cloud" over Marlette Peak on t

A multi-layered lenticular cloud, indicator of high winds aloft, is formed when a fast moving airmass is deflected upward by terrain such as a mountain range. This "wave cloud" over Marlette Peak on the east shore of Lake Tahoe, is lit by the sunset.

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Date Taken: 01.2008
Date Uploaded: 04.2010
Photo Location: Crystal Bay, California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Copyright: © Jeff Hershkowitz