Raging Storm Cell by rocamiadesign

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Brian took this photo of the thundercloud in last night’s storm. With the thunder, hail, rain and roiling clouds, it was like being in the middle of the end of the world. This was the beginning of the cloud forming a tornado cell, which can be seen in the photo below.

Photo taken by Brian C. Emerson, August 10, 2011, in Columbia Falls, Montana (USA), with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera.
ExposureTime – 1/640 seconds
FNumber – 2.80
ISOSpeedRatings – 64
ApertureValue – F 2.83
FocalLength – 7.60 mm

This shot below shows the full cloud. You can see how many miles high it is by comparing the size of the apartment buildings.

Tornado Cell
by rocamiadesign


  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 3 years ago


  • whisperjo
    whisperjoover 3 years ago

    Awesome! Its like a raging war between the clouds.

  • Thank you! You’re right. It reminds me of “War of the Worlds”.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Sprezzatura
    Sprezzaturaover 3 years ago

    Wow! Stunning cloud capture. What an angry Mother Nature! Cat:)

  • Kate Purdy
    Kate Purdyover 3 years ago

    The apocalypse! Amazing show of nature’s force!

  • Iris Mackenzie
    Iris Mackenzieover 3 years ago

    this looks particularly nightmarish!!!!

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...over 3 years ago

    WOWEEEE Beautiful Capture!!

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 3 years ago

    WOW! Wicked!

  • Thanks! I was inside cowering, when he took this photo. He tried to get me to grab the camera and go out there, but I wasn’t about to brave the lightning, rain and hail, which is why I never get any good photos of rain. I didn’t venture outside until Brian told me that the storm had passed.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Emilie Trammell
    Emilie Trammellover 3 years ago

    Wow! Amazing capture!

  • Thank you, Emilie!

    – rocamiadesign

  • James Brotherton
    James Brothertonover 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot!

  • Ann  Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 3 years ago

    Absolutely astonishing capture! Please concider posting this in the Volcanoes, Earths Geology & Atmosphere group.

  • Thanks, Ann! I just did.

    – rocamiadesign

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