Lenticular clouds over Mount Fuji, Japan. These are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, usually perpendicular to the direction of the wind.
Nuages lenticulaires sur le Mont Fuji, au Japon. Ce sont des nuages lenticulaires stationnaires qui se forment à haute altitude, habituellement perpendiculaire à la direction du vent.
The picture shows a female red squirrel adopting an orphan baby from an abandoned nest. Although squirrels rarely interact, they learn who their nearby relatives are by hearing their unique calls. If they fail to hear a relative’s calls for a few days, they may investigate and rescue orphans.
Photo: J. W. Taylor