"A little to close... for comfort." by Sean R. Heavey, Glasgow, MT // Imagekind.com – Buy stunning, museum-quality fine art prints, framed prints, and canvas prints directly from independent working artists and photographers.
A waterspout, a type of tornado that occurs over water. Waterspouts are spinning columns of rising moist air that typically form over warm water. Waterspouts can feature wind speeds over 200 kmph. Some waterspouts form away from thunderstorms and even during relatively fair weather. Waterspouts may be relatively transparent and initially visible only by an unusual pattern they create on the water. The above image was taken in July, 2013 near Tampa Bay, Florida.
2013 whilst surveying a tree destroyed by lightning a couple of days earlier, this storm snuck up on me. Shot taken from inside the car. ISO 100, 1/125 F16. Yeah it was too close for comfort. You can also see in the RH background an upward positive leader rising from the powerline pole.