I know the page is in Japanese, but these pictures of Venus taken by Akatsuki are nevertheless stunning. A picture says more than a thousands Kanji characters, one might say. Kudos JAXA.
Description: The night-side view of Venus imaged by IR2 at 0.1 M km distance. This is to date the most detailed global view of the night-side disk. At 2.26 μm, spatially-inhomogeneous clouds appear as silhouette back-illuminated by thermal radiation from the hot lower atmosphere. Such images, combined with other cameras’ data, will be used to study the 3D structure and dynamics of Venus atmosphere. … (ISAS/JAXA)