This post may contain affiliate links or mention our own products, please check out our disclosure policy.

Strange And Rare Lenticular Clouds Form Over The Summit Of Grand Teton

These beautiful photos were taken by Jackie Skaggs, public affairs officer for Grand Teton National Park.

She snapped the pictures from the park’s headquarters in Moose, Wyoming.

Skaggs said of the spectacular sight,

Sign up for the newsletter today!

Please enter a valid email address.

An error occurred. Please try again later.

× logo

Thank you for subscribing to the Do It Yourself RV newsletter, keep your eye on your inbox for updates.

It was the most unusual cloud formation (a lenticular cloud for the most part) and lasting (but constantly changing) cloud display that I have ever witnessed over the Grand Teton in nearly 40 years of living in Jackson Hole. Often, it looked like Niagara Falls, and then it would appear to be a huge bird with outstretched wispy wings and its beak just touching the top of the Grand.

Lenticular clouds over Grand Teton
Jackie Skaggs
Cloud dance over Grand Teton
Jackie Skaggs

Because of their often circular shape, lenticular clouds have sometimes been mistaken for UFOs.

Here are some more examples of this type of cloud formation.

Above Skaftafell glacier in Iceland.

Lenticular clouds above Skaftafell glacier in Iceland

Above the northern Presidential Range in New Hampshire.

Lenticular clouds above Presidental Range in NH

Lenticular cloud rings above Mt. Jefferson in Oregon.

Lenticular cloud rings above Mt Jefferson in Oregon

That last picture of the cloud rings over Mt. Jefferson reminds me of something you might see in a science fiction movie.

Have you ever seen anything like this before?

Support Do It Yourself RV

Do It Yourself RV is run by RVers who share the most up-to-date and valuable content on camping and RVing every week. We couldn’t do it without the support of our readers just like you.

You can help support the efforts of Do It Yourself RV by becoming an RV LIFE Pro subscriber, which gives you access to:

  • RV LIFE App, an RV Safe GPS™ with voice- and lane guidance, even offline.
  • RV LIFE Trip Wizard, a visual RV trip planner with custom RV-safe routes and a comprehensive directory of RV parks, resorts, and campgrounds.
  • RV LIFE Maintenance, a cloud-based service that tracks your RV maintenance and provides reminders, reports, and related documentation.
  • RV LIFE Masterclass, an online educational platform where RV experts share tips and advice on everything you need to know about RVing.

If you value our site and want to see us continue to grow, please consider supporting us by becoming an RV LIFE Pro subscriber today.