May 9, 2013

Shelf Cloud, Saskatchewan

Photograph by Gunjan Sinha, Your Shot

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The day began as any other storm-chasing day in the Canadian Prairies. My girlfriend and I followed this particular storm from its birth and observed as it formed this gorgeous shelf structure eight hours later, at the end of the day. The photo was taken just southeast of Fillmore, Saskatchewan, along Highway 33. I used my Pentax K200D camera with f/5.6, 1/200-second exposure and a basic 55mm lens to capture this unforgettable moment. —Gunjan Sinha

(This photo was submitted to My Shot.)


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Editor's Note, May 9, 2013: The title has been changed to more accurately reflect the cloud formation pictured above.

46 comments
Kobe Johnson
Kobe Johnson

This is a really cool picture because it looks really awesome how the whole cloud is in a swirling like a wall of death.

Tejas Jogdand
Tejas Jogdand

nice snap..... mind if i make this my wallpaper...

R. Ottinger
R. Ottinger

I've always loved weather photos, and this one is spectacular!

Shannon T
Shannon T

What an amazing photo! Just look at what God can create. Beautiful shot Gunjan.

Nandini Bapat
Nandini Bapat

Wow...This pic reminds me of English film Twister!

Gunjan Sinha
Gunjan Sinha

Thank you all for the nice comments. Hopefully will get to capture a few more this year.

Betty Mccain
Betty Mccain

This picture is awsome beyound words. I can only imagine what it was like not only to see such a storm , but to feel it's power up close.

David Oh
David Oh

This is spectacular! I live in Saskatchewan as well, and I've never seen this kind of weather!

Tariq Aziz
Tariq Aziz

Amazing shot...simply awesome!!!

X. Fang
X. Fang

it' so amazing.author is a adept.

Shauna Nicole
Shauna Nicole

I was starting to miss the impressive captures. This is the first in several days!

Kenneth Hadler
Kenneth Hadler

WOW!  Beautiful shot.  When was this photo taken?

Ed Riche
Ed Riche

Goodness, Gunjan!  You really captured the power of the sun and earth at work.  With the timing you let the light speak.  Very nice!!!

Craig Leigh
Craig Leigh

I love the wee little car lights off in the distance, lower left, smothered by this enormous beast.  Excellent perspective.  And thanks for the camera info and settings.

Nitin Gupta
Nitin Gupta

WOW this is Amazingly Clicked! ... Nature's Fury @ its BEST!


Rocking...

K. Munro
K. Munro

Spectacular nature and photograph!

Sonu Photographer
Sonu Photographer

This is hands down the coolest Nature shot I have ever see. Ever!! Superbly framed and captured. Your postion is spot on. WOW!!

Christos T.
Christos T.

Beautiful picture nicely framed. Congratulations

Deone Higgs
Deone Higgs

This is captivating... sucks you right in! 

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

This is wicked. Just fantastic. Gunjan you've got me considering chasing storms.  Bravo! 

Gunjan Sinha
Gunjan Sinha

I'm guessing during the photo of the day processing, the title was changed from it being shelf cloud to "tornado". I have mentioned this problem to the natgeo team, but just in case this doesn't get fixed I would like to let everyone know that this is a picture of a shelf cloud that I captured but did not have a tornado at this point. Hope you all enjoy!

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