This is a vivid and expressive painting featuring a large mushroom cloud as the central focus. The cloud has intricate patterns in shades of orange, red, and cream, conveying a sense of fiery chaos. The background consists of a swirling blue-and-white sky, which adds a dynamic and somewhat turbulent effect to the scene.
Silhouetted against this powerful backdrop are various animals and humans. On the left, there are what appear to be a giraffe and an elk, with their elongated necks reaching towards the sky. A monkey hangs from a bare, twisted tree branch, making it a part of this diverse group of creatures.
The right side also shows silhouettes of animals and birds in flight, including a bear and a wolf baying at the sky. All the silhouettes, animals, and human figures are depicted in shades of black, creating strong contrast with the colorful explosion behind them.
The bottom area of the painting shows a terrestrial layer with a hint of flora, perhaps suggesting a contrast between the natural world and the destructive power symbolized by the mushroom cloud. The overall composition might be interpreted as a commentary on the impact of catastrophic events on nature and humanity. The silhouettes seem to be in awe or terror of the event, highlighting its overwhelming presence.