This stunning cloud formation appeared above Cumbria and looks just like a huge eagle soaring through the sky.
Two massive 'wings' either side of a central 'body' give the impression the bird is swooping down over the coast of Maryport.
Mother-of-one Ally McGurk took the photo from her back window after her partner, Steve, noticed the uncanny formation.
Musical instrument repairer, Ally, said: "This is a cloud formation that appeared in the sky over the Solway Firth, which is just a mile from our
"We get loads of fabulous sunsets, especially in the early autumn, as the house faces north-west.
"My other half, Steve was standing at the back window and noticed the cloud.
"He watched it for a few minutes before coming out of his trance and realising it ought to be photographed.
"I raced off, grabbed my camera, opened the window wide, and fired off several shots."
Ally added: "Steve said it had looked even more like a bird before he called me, but since I missed that bit, I'm just grateful he told me when he
"To me, it looks like an eagle, though I've had suggestions of other predatory birds, like hawks, from other people."
This is now my new wallpaper. What do you think?
edit on 10/11/11 by awcgs because: (no reason given)