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Skies That Surprise
Alan Harris

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In Tucson the sky sometimes offers striking displays of cloud formations due to air currents near the Catalina mountains. The photos in this collection were all taken from my back yard during 2012 and 2013.

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Photography by Alan and Linda Harris
using Canon Powershot SD990 IS

Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA
2012 and 2013

Photographs and text by Alan Harris. All rights reserved.

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