Wish You Were Here: In Sydney, Australia – Watching the Tsunami Clouds Roll In

by Carolyn Sotka

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Clouds loom over the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia. Photo: Richard “Hirst” Hirsty.

Last week, a series of violent storms swept through eastern Australia. Australian photographer Richard Hirst was in position to capture this ‘cloud tsunami’ as it rolled in.

The formation is actually known as a “shelf” cloud, and here’s a good explanation from Gawker about how they work.

Meanwhile, Nick Moir captured a gorgeous short of surfers beneath the same, wicked sky.

Buy a copy of Richard Hirst’s photo here. — CS

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