Pic by Deven Stross
My friend Deven from the South Pole is currently in Antarctica spending his second consecutive winter on the Ice. It has become his playground for photography. On August 19 he captured this pic of rare nacreous clouds.
"It has been an amazing week of breath taking skies. What will tomorrow bring?"
'These nacreous clouds are also called “polar stratospheric clouds” and get their brilliant, rainbow colors from sunlight that's reflected from below the horizon. The clouds are so high — up to 82,000 feet above the Earth — that they continue to glow in these incredible hues long after the sun has gone down.
Unfortunately these clouds also contain nitric acid, which reacts with chlorine that’s released by industrial processes — and that little combination of chemicals tends to rip ozone to shreds. So this cloud may be beautiful, but it’s also destroying the atmosphere.’ -Annalee Newitz
Check out more of Deven’s pics here at his website: http://500px.com/devenphoto
Keep crushing it down there buddy!!