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This is a massive storm cell that passed over Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia. By the evil colour in the sky and the shafts of lightning that were shooting out of it someone somewhere was getting a battering, but fortunately all we got was a bit of wind and a short, sharp shower.
Taken from my balcony on the 33rd floor.
Canon EOS 550D. Canon EFs 18-55mmIS kit lens @ 18mm.
This image featured in the 2013 Australian Weather Bureau Calendar and also was purchased by the Australian Geographic magazine for a feature on wild weather in June 2013.