20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cloud Gate.

Summer is known for its thunderstorm. As a pilot, it's necessary to avoid them. This photo was taken from the aircraft right before the final approach at Sheremetyevo airport. It resembles a gate from clouds, or even a small bridge over the river below. The hole was sufficient to fly safely in it due to it's large size, opening a new route option.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Khimki, Russia
Copyright: © Alexander Sidorov