Stratocumulus (w-845-08)

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Stratocumulus and cumulus over Shiprock in New Mexico (USA). Shiprock is a so-called volcanic neck, one of many but the most prominent in the area. A volcanic neck is a solidified lava core inside a volcano, visible after the surrounding terrain has eroded away after millions of years. Shiprock has several dikes (solidified lava in fissures) radiating away from it, the largest one visible to the left of the photo.

This photo was actually made early March, because I did not take a single weather-related photo over the month of February.