Smoke on the rock

Warren Brown was in the right place at the right time when he captured this spectacular image.

This amazing photo of a cloud over Uluru in the heart of Australia’s impressive Red Centre has captured the world.

Higher than a 100 storey building – Uluru rises about 340 metres above the surrounding plain giving us dramatic sights such as this.

Journalist/film maker Warren Brown was in the right place at the right time when he captured the picture with his phone, before it disappeared.

The Matterhorn peak in Switzerland is another natural icon regularly cloaked in clouds.

We’ve found more photos of Uluru showing a similar effect – check them out!

Cloud over Uluru. Image: Parks Australia

Cloud over Uluru at dawn. Image: Parks Australia

Uluru clouds taken in May 2016. Image: Parks Australia

Cloud cover such as this is happening more than usual this year - Uluru has experienced an unusually significant amount of rain over the year and the park is bursting with wildflowers.

This is providing rare opportunities for our national and international visitors - few who ever get to see rain on the rock - to capture such awe-inspiring pictures.

You can visit Uluru all year round to capture the changing nature of the rock. For more on what you can see and do in the park go to: parksaustralia.gov.au/uluru