Circle the Wheat by Laura Hedien
Camera: iPhone 13 Pro
Photo location: Russell Kansas, USA
In late June 2022, Laura was in Kansas and captured this photo of a supercell with golden wheat fields in the foreground. "There is nothing like the feeling of standing before something so massive and potentially destructive but yet so incredibly majestic and beautiful. To even have a slight understanding of a supercell's birth, maturity and finally death is humbling".
Supercells are potentially the most dangerous type of convective storm clouds. They tend to produce severe weather, including damaging winds, huge hail, flash flooding and sometimes tornadoes. Supercells are unique from other thunderstorms because they have a deep and persistent rotating updraft called a mesocyclone. If the environment is favourable, supercell thunderstorms can last for several hours.
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