Beautiful and Mysterious Asperatus Clouds
Although their cause is presently unknown, such unusual atmospheric structures, as menacing as they might seem, do not appear to be harbingers of upcoming storms. Asperatus clouds are known informally as Undulatus asperatus from Latin which roughly translates to “roughened or agitated waves”. They are stunning in appearance, unusual in occurrence, are relatively unstudied, and have even been suggested as a new type of cloud. Nature once again painting the sky.
Men ride albino elephants at a camp near Uppatasanti Pagoda in Burma’s new capital city Naypyitaw, on March 1, 2012. (Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun)
In this crazy capture, we see photographer Kawika Singson getting up close and personal with lava as his shoes and tripod begin to catch fire. The photo went viral after being posted to the highly popular Facebook page, ‘I f*cking love science‘ (which boasts a jaw-dropping 6.1 million Likes).
Uploaded to Facebook as Singson’s cover photo, the photographer explains:
“Always trying to be creative, I thought it would be pretty cool (hot!) to take a lava pic with my shoes and tripod on fire while photographing lava so that’s what I did that’s real lava real flames and it was really hot! I could stand the heat only for a few seconds.”
The image was taken somewhere in Hawaii. In a recent interview with PetaPixel, Singson admits he doesn’t like to give out his exact locations.
If you want to see more from Singson, be sure to like his page on Facebook. He’s trying to get to 10,000 fans, so help him out if you like what you see!
He speaks English a billion times better than I’ll ever speak Japanese.
One of the greatest moments in TV history.