Brasilia Supercell

March 03, 2020


March 2020 Viewer's ChoicePhotographer: Leonardo Caldas
Summary Author: Leonardo Caldas 

Shown above is a supercell thunderstorm observed near Brasilia, Brazil. Weather radar indicated that at the time the photo was snapped, just after sunset on January 15, 2020, this storm was approximately 60 miles (100 km) away. Nonetheless, lightning was clearly visible and certainly attention-getting. Fortunately, damage was light along the storm’s track. Note the bat flying just to the right of the lightning bolt.

Photo Details: Camera: NIKON D5300; Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic 7.0 (Windows); Exposure Time: 1.600s; Aperture: ƒ/5.6; ISO equivalent: 100; Focal Length (35mm): 67; Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6.