Elephant's Trunk Twister

May 31, 2016


Photographer: Marco Rank
Summary Author: Marco Rank
May 2016 Viewer's Choice
Shown above is a white-elephant's-trunk-like tornado that formed from a supercell thunderstorm over eastern New Mexico (between the towns Dora and Milnesand) on May 29, 2015. Lingering rays of sunlight illuminate the funnel just as it touches down. The near vertical arch of a rainbow (at far right) signals that the Sun is very close to the horizon.
Photo Details: 16 mm ultra-wide-angle lens; 1/20 sec. exposure; f/7.1; ISO 400; GND filter.