Cirrus clouds

Cirrus clouds

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Caption: Cirrus clouds. Cirrus clouds are elongated tufted clouds, also known as mare's tails, that are found at high altitudes over 5000 metres. They consist of tiny ice crystals, which are blown by the wind into their characteristically wispy shapes.

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