Super-cell Lightning, Snyder, Nebraska Under a super-cell thunderstorm, a "wall cloud" or "pedestal cloud" may form. This is frequently associated with tornadoes and micro-bursts. Here, a "cloud-to-ground" lightning bolt strikes from a wall cloud.
The Turquoise-Browed Motmot inhabits Central America from SE Mexico (mostly the Yucatán Peninsula) to Costa Rica, where it is common and not considered threatened. It has been chosen as the national bird of both El Salvador and Nicaragua.
This is not a tornado in Namibia. Where is the flying sand? This is the shadow cast by the edge of a sand dune in Namibia. The picture was entered in the Italian National Geographic photo contest by Francesco Middei.