Capturing Clouds at 20,000 Feet in the Air

This must be what heaven looks like. Photojournalist Rdiger Nehmzow took to the skies in his Cloud Collection series to photograph some beautiful cloud formations. After being strapped in, the committed photographer, equipped with two cameras and an oxygen mask, went 6,000 meters (approximately 4 miles) high in an airplane with the doors wide open to snap his shots.

Nehmzow, an experienced editorial photographer based in Dsseldorf, Germany, traveled to Manaus, Brazil's upper atmosphere to capture these stunning cloud compositions that seem like a foreign, serene world in the air. Despite being a series of puffy clouds, there are unbelievable dimensions to them that give the impression of full landscapes.

Rdiger Nehmzow's website
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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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