19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Into the Heart of the Storm

After seeing a massive storm surging over the mountains, into the valley, I set off quickly down the road to a turn off, and parked. Next to me was a tall mound of loose gravel. I climbed it and found a flat spot. I at first struggled to point my camera in the right direction, but I managed to make this incredible, heart-shaped capture. Soon after, the lightning started to fall dangerously close and I was quickly chased off by the storm.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Liam O'Shea