Image: Luca Galuzzi
We’re not sure which is more stunning in this picture – the lenticular cloud formations, or Salar de Talar, a salt flat near San Pedro de Atacama in Chile
In fact, major current world records for gliding were both achieved with the help of the wave lift provided by lenticular clouds. The gliding record for distance is currently 1,864 miles (3,000 km), while that for altitude is 50,721 feet (15,460 m). Whoa – way to go, and way to fly high!