This is not a tornado in Namibia. Where is the flying sand? This is the shadow cast by the edge of a sand dune in Namibia. The picture was entered in the Italian National Geographic photo contest by Francesco Middei.
Super-cell Lightning, Snyder, Nebraska Under a super-cell thunderstorm, a "wall cloud" or "pedestal cloud" may form. This is frequently associated with tornadoes and micro-bursts. Here, a "cloud-to-ground" lightning bolt strikes from a wall cloud.