Thunderclouds Over Michigan

Continuing the theme of dramatic weather, we’ve had yet more storms. Here are a couple pictures at long focal lengths of approaching thunderclouds from a couple of days ago. Note in one there’s a helicopter conveniently dwarfed by a cloud mass that’s many miles beyond it. In the first photo you can see some birds that look as if they’ll be swallowed by the massive cumulonimbus. It’s deceiving because I’m sure this cloud was at least ten miles away.

Storms can be scary, but this has also been exciting. These kinds of systems are much more common in places that maintain higher temperatures throughout the year, like where I grew up in Texas.



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16 Responses to Thunderclouds Over Michigan

  1. Beautiful. What camera do you use?

  2. I really like all the contrasting colors in the one with the helicopter…and the helicopter flying through makes you feel like you are flying through, too.

  3. Very cool photos. Clouds are a frequent subject of mine also. 😊

  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Mountains of clouds!

  5. Arati says:

    Magnificent clouds. I like how the helicopter and birds give a sense of scale.

  6. If you count the seconds between the flash and the thunder it will tell you how far away that storm is.

  7. Nidhi says:

    Beautiful shots

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