Montana Electrician Shoots "Eye of God"

Posted by David Ozanich — 3 Dec 2010


Though it was taken back in July, both the New York Post and the Telegraph are reporting on amateur photographer Sean Heavey's fantastic shot of a tempest dubbed the "Eye of God" by the National Weather Service. (The center of the storm is 5-10 miles in diameter and had winds up to 85 mph.) The Montana electrician chased the storm towards the town of Glasgow and took over 400 pictures. Reports the Post:

Three vertical shots of the storm cell sending a torrent of rain down onto a farm field were stitched together to make a dramatic panorama now featured in National Geographic's annual photography contest.

"I can honestly say that the photograph does not do it justice," Heavey said. "I caught the shot just as the sun was setting, which brought out the colors so vividly.

You can find more of Heavey's wild storm photos at the Telegraph.

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