Fri. May 7th, 2021

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Readers Picture of the week

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This week’s image is of a mammatus cloud formation taken by Lynda Chandler of Newtown.

Mammatus (also called mamma or mammatocumulus) clouds are some of the most unusual and distinctive cloud formations with a series of bulges or pouches emerging from the base of a cloud. The name is derived from the Latin mamma, meaning mammary or breast.

Have you taken a great photo? Send us your favourite images and we’ll select one to share with our readers. The subject can be whatever you like – landscape, seascape, wildlife, sport, family or pets as long as it is taken on the Island.
Send your images at around 4MB (if possible) to chris@iwobserver.co.uk.