12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Last Moments of a Dying Tornado
A needle-shaped tornado churns up dirt in a field north of Kinsley, Kansas. It is seen against a vivid orange sky in this photo taken just before sunset. This was the last seconds of life for this tornado; it had become detached from the parent storm and was spinning on fast-decaying momentum.
© Fred Wasmer.
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||Nov. 27, 2014, 12:36 p.m.