It’s the long way of describing our love for seeing likenesses in the shapes of clouds. If you are bitten by this bug and find yourself with a solar telescope, watch out. The fantastic plumes of hydrogen plasma we call solar prominences seen at the edge of sun will tempt you to identify them in earthly forms. I once set out to classify a bunch and this was the result. A Yeti, a bonsai, Don Quixote, the angel that fell to earth… there’s even one that looks like me or did, when I wore a goatee. Click on the picture to see the big version from my website. Each image there is a hot link to a little bit of averted imagination. Enjoy!
Photographed by Sølve Sundsbø
“The company’s [Kennecott Copper] mineral bull’s-eye in the Oquirrh Mountains stretches two and a half miles wide and more than half a mile deep - the nation’s largest open-pit copper mine, and its most productive.”
From article Utah’s Shining Oasis by Charles McCarry, photographs by James L. Amos