Dust devil (w-499-22)

In gallery: Photos of the month (2003)
Related photos: Miscellaneous Weather effects on soil Dust devils

A dust devil races over the New Mexican desert. Dust devils are likely over dry dusty areas in spring, when the air is still relatively cold but the solar irradiation warms the soil.

Photo taken with Nikon FE, Nikkor-AIS 24mm/2.8 lens at f/8, on Fuji Velvia film.