Green Clouds

The Tuamotus Diaries #52, Day 109 – September 14th 2016


When the weather is settled in regular Trade-Wind conditions here, white puffy clouds parade on the sky, flying low hurriedly driven by the steady and strong East winds.

As they pass over a broad patch of shallow reef, sometimes the sun reflects the green hues of the reef back onto the bottom of the clouds.

This is a subtle, short-lived effect. Difficult to be spotted, but delightful to be enjoyed. Polarized sunglasses augment the effect, making it even more enjoyable.

I snapped a few pictures, but they don’t do any justice to the beauty of it. I wish I could share the full glory of it on this page …