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Gnarly Sunset

Posted on Jun 26, 2015

I went outside to try to photograph some mammatus clouds a few days ago, with the evening sky revealing those dense pockets of descending cool air after a volatile day after severe thunderstorms and heavy rain showers. It did not go very well! The mammatus clouds to my east were a bit too spread out in distribution and too diffuse, not catching the light correctly for some reason. However, the light was funky to say the very least, with everything on the ground having these odd tones as the sun went below the horizon. This soon lit the cloudy skies to the west with fiery, gnarly tones which I captured here.

Sunset June 23 2015-0832

Sunset June 23 2015-0836

Sunset June 23 2015-0839

Sunset June 23 2015-0842

Sunset June 23 2015-0843

Promise me that you will do your best to get outdoors this weekend and spend some hours soaking in the atmosphere around us whether it is miles high in the sky or on a flower in front of you. Wild America is yours for the taking, so go out and see it!

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator