Tornado near Wynnewood, Oklahoma

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Well. I wasn’t expecting this…I almost went home. Something made me turn around while I was sitting near Altus watching C-17’s take off and land. Never been this close to a tornado before. Nowhere near this close. Heard the roar a few times today. I snapped this pic and went a few miles south. I can’t believe I got the time-lapse I’ve been after this year. And while I’m standing there…the shrubs, leaves and grass started falling on me from the sky…and it was unlike anything I’ve experienced before. I’m so bummed to hear of a confirmed death from the tornadoes today and massive damage. Hard when something so beautiful is so incredibly deadly.

This was shot with a 135mm lens and taken near Wynnewood, Oklahoma