August 21, 2010

Storm Clouds, South Dakota

Photograph by Patrick Kelley

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From the 2009 International Photo Contest

"Large powerful storms can be nearly a daily occurrence during the summer months on the South Dakota plains. This one felt very mysterious as it filled the sky with dark, heavy clouds and thunder that shook the ground. It was as if two worlds were colliding."—Patrick Kelley


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2 comments
Connie Koehler
Connie Koehler

Fantastic!!! This is just a fantastic photograph!! What a powerful storm!

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