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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Twister

Monstrous storm clouds encircle Portland Breakwater Lighthouse in South Portland, Maine. It looked like a twister wrapping itself around this tiny lighthouse, more affectionately known as “Bug Light” due to its small size. A downpour followed, which sent people scurrying for cover and boats racing into the harbor for refuge. This rapid moving thunderstorm blew through as quickly as it arrived, and clear skies soon returned.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: South Portland, Maine, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6
Copyright: © Jean Cousins