Mammatus over the Mesas
A departing MCS backsheared its collective anvil for many miles over the tablelands of eastern New Mexico, and toward the setting sun. As the sun angle dropped, some of the mammatus bags caught the rays while others remained in shadow. This scene was a small part of a glorious festival of light and color that was unfolding in all directions.
7 NNE Quay NM (4 Jun 3) looking SW