AG Flickr photo of the week: shelf cloud

By AG STAFF 2 March 2012
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A threatening shelf cloud over Darwin’s Fannie Bay is this week’s AG Flickr shot.

A SPECTACULAR SHOT OF a shelf cloud over Darwin is this week’s AG Flickr shot from contributor Nolan Caldwell.

“Each evening my wife and I head to a spot around Darwin for sundown and a refreshing beverage,” Nolan says. “The location is usually determined by the tide and what’s going on with the weather. This night there was a small weather cell that came out of nowhere and had a lot of potential. Quickly this shelf cloud formed and came across Fannie Bay towards us.

As I took this shot, a couple said to me they hoped that the camera was waterproof, and I replied that it wasn’t but I could run fast. Well, I needed to as we got absolutely got drenched by this storm: even nuts from the casuarina trees hit the car like hail. It was very intense.

After a 30-year absence from photography, I picked it up again about five years ago and now concentrate on landscapes, storms and some wildlife. I love to be in amongst nature and recording it as best I can.”

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