A vortex ring side view illuminated by a laser.
Photo Credit: John C. Owen (during his PhD)
I love these images, as they represent vortex flows. The website provided very limited information, so most of what I know came from researching vortex flows independently. Owen uses a highly contrasting image to clearly show where the flow is happening, and where the vortexes arise. The series of images show different patterns of vortexes, each one providing a unique and beautiful pattern. The images are very visually appealing, both to a scientific audience and to a lay audience. The flow visualization, since conducted during a PhD study, I assume provides important information about the flow of vertexes (I wish the website was more forthcoming about the background of the images, but nonetheless, they are still stunning).
This is a mountain wave Cloud captured on Monarch Mountain just before noon. Given their shape and a cape of 0.00 the atmosphere was stable further justifying this cloud type. The only edits Made to this image was to darken the sky to provide a little more contrast.
This was a photo taken on March 9, 2018 in Golden, Colorado. Just north of highway 6, over looking Denver. These are cumulus clouds hanging out over the city, while in the opposite direction a storm front was coming in over the mountains.
If you want to know more about the location or type of clouds, here is a report attached.