Country Supercell by Sara Bruce
Photographer Sara Bruce captured this dramatic image of a supercell in Missouri in the USA. For Sara, capturing this moment had profound significance as it came just three days after the death of her grandparents:
“I don’t think anyone really could truly understand how happy and [in] awe I was at that moment, seeing something so dangerous and beautiful at the same time…”
Supercells aren’t just dramatic to look at – they can also cause devastation. These storm clouds are formed by convection – where hot, moist air rises in the atmosphere – and can produce a host of intense conditions, such as hail, strong winds, thunder, and lightning, heavy downpours, and tornadoes.
Photo location: between Mexico and Centralia, USA
Photographer based: Missouri, USA
Camera: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra - 2.20 mm 1/1400 sec f/2.2 ISO 50