17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Brewing thunderstorm outside of Laramie, Wyoming

As a Geology student, I took a field course that brought me into the quiet corners of expansive landscape. This was our last day of the 4 week course, and a huge lightning storm was passing through our camp just as the sun was setting. We all stood around, watching the colors morph and listening to the storm in amazement.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX P520
Copyright: © Olivia Patick