Rain Over Campinas, Brazil

It has rained every day in Campinas, Brazil since I arrived here earlier this week.  Clear morning skies give way to towering cumulus clouds as the heat and humidity build, releasing their torrents by mid afternoon.  Today brought a small respite from this pattern, with the day staying sunny and only scattered thunder showers moving across the landscape by early evening.  This view from my hotel room shows one such shower directly over the city of Campinas.

Copyright © Ted C. MacRae 2011

About Ted C. MacRae

Ted C. MacRae is a research entomologist by vocation and beetle taxonomist by avocation. Areas of expertise in the latter include worldwide jewel beetles (Buprestidae) and North American longhorned beetles (Cerambycidae). More recent work has focused on North American tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) and their distribution, ecology, and conservation.
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4 Responses to Rain Over Campinas, Brazil

  1. dang says:

    Dramatic, and beautiful shot.

  2. Sally says:

    Wonderful photo! Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to paint that?

    • Thanks, Sally. It would have to be a really talented artist to get all the subtle shades of white to gray in the clouds. I like that the city is visible as well – it adds a sense of scale to show its enormity.


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