19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Apocalypse or New Beginning?

The warm temperature, humid atmosphere, and flat terrain all contribute to perfect storm conditions in Texas. I watched a supercell develop over an oil field and it looked nothing short of apocalyptic. Dark, pouch-like mammatus clouds blanketed the sky and were an ominous warning of the storm that followed, but the warm sunset and the patch of clear sky on the right offered hope that this too would pass.

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Date Taken: 05.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Near Lubbock, Texas, United States of America
Copyright: © Nathan Myhrvold