14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Prairie Storm

As the turbulent, tortured clouds of a violent thunderstorm loom overhead, a bolt of lightning strikes the prairie near Limon, Colorado, on the afternoon of June 5, 2014. While they can be destructive, storms like this bring life-giving rain to the Great Plains ecosystem.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2014
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Limon, Colorado, United States of America
Copyright: © Fred Wasmer