Big Bend National Park, Texas — Storm clouds and the threat of impending rain just add to the natural and dramatic beauty of this remote region of west Texas.
I was somewhat unnerved, however, by the sound of crashing thunder and frequent flashes of lightning — it’s wide open here, with little opportunity to seek shelter.
I can handle rain; it’s the lightning I worry about.
Shortly after I took this photo, the skies opened up. I’d already suited up with my rain gear, and I headed for the closest ranger station to wait the storm out.
All’s well that ends well, and I ended up with some dramatic photos of a memorable experience.
Check out my earlier post about Big Bend National Park.
National Park Service Big Bend website: www.nps.gov/bibe/index.htm