16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Thunderbird Cloud Dream

If you find yourself walking the streets of Ruidoso, don’t forget to look up. The New Mexican sky is truly enchanting. The Thunderbird is legendary to Native American culture, supernatural, and huge they are associated with power and protection. There are many accounts of sightings, mostly noted in the desert southwest. Look closely, because thunderbirds are real.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 05.2018
Photo Location: Ruidoso , New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Copyright: © Christina Reed