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Wet Autumn
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Raising a Family Behind Bars
Raising a Family Behind Bars
Raising a Family Behind Bars
Raising a Family Behind Bars
Sunset over Lake Tahoe
Raising a Family Behind Bars
Raising a Family Behind Bars
On the wind
Shot of a Lifetime
Trees turned into driftwood at Blackrock Beach
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The Sun's Portrait!
Wind turbines by the lake
Elephant Trunk Tornado
Aft view of cruiseliner
Prairie lookout
Haines, Alaska
Glacier Bay Basin, Margerie Glacier, Alaska
A hike nearing sunset
once at the traficlight
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Shot of a Lifetime

Storm chasers were offered a show in the high plains of Colorado on June 4th 2015. The Colorado Rockies offered a perfect lifting mechanism to initiate supercell thunderstorms like this one. In this shot you can see two (2) tornadoes on the ground with the one on the left being anticyclonic (rotating in a clockwise motion against the counter-clockwise motion of the mesocylcone), which is extremely rare. You can also see a large mesocyclone almost extending to the ground and damage left by the tornadoes.

TAGS: Colorado, Tornado, United States

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Lorette, Canada
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© Francis Lavigne-Theriault.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2015
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Date Uploaded: July 29, 2015, 12:37 a.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Simla, Colorado, United States of America