Eye of the storm: The jaw-dropping image of an enormous ‘supercell’ cloud
It looks like something from the film Independence Day.
But although it may seem like an alien mothership, this incredible picture is actually an impressive thunderstorm cloud known as a supercell.
Windswept dust and rain dominate the storm’s centre while rings of jagged clouds surround the edge.
A flimsy tree in the foreground looks like a toy next to the magnificent natural phenomenon.
The photograph is just one image from the portfolio of electrician Sean Heavey. The supercell cloud was photographed in July west of Glasgow, Montana, USA.
Mr Heavey, 34, an amateur photographer, created the jaw-dropping panoramic image by stitching together three photos from the 400 frames he took of the violent scene he witnessed in July
Comment: Do go look! Amazing pictures that are up for a National Geographic award.