Powerful Microburst Storm Captured in Amazing Photograph over Phoenix

Taking full advantage of an awesome photo opportunity.
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Not so long ago a huge microburst appeared above Phoenix, Arizona and whilst not all of us were lucky enough to witness the amazing spectacle first hand luckily photographer Jerry Ferguson was in the right place at the right time to capture a photo of it.

Ferguson was flying a news helicopter at the time whilst shooting footage for a local television channel when he noticed the huge mushroom-shaped cloud over Phoenix. The unusual phenomenon works in the opposite way of a tornado and can be just as fatal with high winds capable of knocking over trees and even crashing aircraft.

Jerry Ferguson

Jerry Ferguson

Jerry Ferguson

Jerry Ferguson

h/t petapixel