21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A cyclonic storm cloud looms over the Colorado prairie

This enormous storm system formed over the southeastern Colorado prairie at sunset, when such storms usually form. The scale is enormous: the veil of dust between the cloud bottom and the ground is well over a thousand feet high.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Campo, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6i
Copyright: © Rich Isaacman