20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Ride the Lightning

This once in a lifetime photo was taken at the World's Oldest Rodeo in Prescott, Arizona. As a rodeo photographer, my focus was on the wild horse race that had just started inside the arena. At the same time, the monsoon started rolling in as a beautiful sunset spread across the brilliant Arizona sky. The lightning in the background struck just as the horse reared up, making it appear as though it was coming directly from the horse.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Prescott, Arizona, United States of America
Copyright: © Tracy Scheffer