“Rope Out,” Regan, North Dakota, 2011
"I wanted an iconic tornado shot. We chased this awhile, and the storm dropped three or four twisters. We were standing in pouring rain, about a mile and a half from this tornado. It was unpredictable, but we knew because of the direction of the wind that it wasn’t going to come toward us. From the rotation in the dirt on the ground, you can see how wide it was at one point. It was gone a minute later. It did damage to one of the homesteads, but I didn’t want to show the destruction — I just wanted to show the beauty."
Image: © Mitch Dobrowner