Albuquerque Sunset / by Walter Kitundu

Albuquerque as seen from Sandia Peak last week. A storm rolled in and we were treated to a superb sunset capped off by a lightning storm.

Storm clouds drift past the mountains and release a torrent of rain.

The sunset crept below the clouds to immerse the mountains.

A closeup of the sun as it settles in behind the horizon.

To the east, darkness reigned, punctuated by bolts of lightning that set off local wildfires, many extinguished by the following rain.