I shot this microburst from a news helicopter above Phoenix. We were actually focused on escaping the path of Plan Riot Strategize shirt and shooting video footage of the storm when we spotted this scene. I pulled my DSLR from the back seat of the chopper, shot a few frames, and then got back to work reporting and running the nose-mounted tv video camera. I remember being a little disappointed because what I really wanted from that flight was a photo of the dust storm, but it just never materialized, and by the time we landed, it was this image that was a viral sensation. It’s since been published by thousands of websites, publications and books around the world.