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Jaw-Dropping Photo of Tornado on Farmland Wins National Geographic Contest

James Smart / National Geographic
James Smart / National Geographic

The grand prize winner of National Geographic’s 2015 Photo Contest shows a rare and awesome force of nature.

Photographer Jame Smart’s “Dirt” captures an anti-cyclonic tornado as it touches down on farmland near Simala, Colo.

Anti-cyclonic tornadoes are rarer and generally less powerful than cyclone tornadoes.

“Dirt” also won the contests Nature category. To see the other submissions, check out National Geographic‘s finalists page.

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Jaw-Dropping Photo of Tornado on Farmland Wins National Geographic Contest