Storms are some of the coolest phenomena on Earth. If you are not in the middle of one, that is! Frightening storms take place all over the world, but the most documented ones seem to be those in USA and in Australia.This is where daring storm chasers make a living from confronting these violent manifestations of nature and provide us with great shootings of the experiences. Here are some images of frightening moments in storm captured by storm chasers, as well as by photographers who dare to face these scary weather phenomena that make the rest of us hide in the safest places we can find:
1. Tornado in Miami
This beautiful picture was taken in 1994, near Miami, by a storm chaser. The beauty of a tornado can only be equaled by the danger of it. There must be an awesome sensation to feel the adrenaline pumping while the powerful tornado is coming for you. However, I would rather watch it from a safe place. I’m not the adventurous type, I have to admit!
2. Double tornado in Dimmit, Texas
If you have seen enough tornados in your life to consider them ordinary, then look at the picture above: The double tornado is a rare phenomenon as experts might confirm. If one single tornado is pretty dangerous, imagine what troubles those two evil sisters might cause!
3. Bowdle, South Dakota
The tornado is ready to form and the storm chasers are right in the middle of action. Those guys seem to have fun, when most people would run in the opposite direction. The threatening, dark sky and the green of the grass and the car rushing into the storm are the elements that make this snap so amazing.
4. Storm clouds in Australia
The impressive capture features a storm being formed over a creek in Australia. The image is the work of a professional photographer, as you might have guessed. The dark clouds are still pretty scary, though and what followed was probably a pretty serious rainstorm. I love the landscape but I’m glad to observe it while seating at my desk!
5. Threatening clouds
The photographer of this awesome capture did not provide any related information. However, where, or when is not as important as WHAT. And we have the answer to this one: a powerful, jaw dropping storm, probably a tornado that is about to start. The circular shape of the huge, dark cloud and the dust rising and covering the sun are announcing that things are about to get rough.
6. Vivian, South Dakota
The powerful contrast between the golden field and the ink tone of the sky are jaw dropping. This shot was taken at sunset, when the storm had stopped already. I don’t know about you, but I certainly wouldn’t want to stand in the middle of that field, even after the breaking of the party.
7. Amazing lighting storm
This amazing phenomenon took place last year in Dupree, South Dakota. I could not even imagine that something like this could happen in reality. Witnessing a deadly storm such as this one requires a really strong heart and life insurance.
8. Lightning strikes the TV Tower
Here’s another image of scary lightning, this time “attacking” the TV towers in Omaha. This is only one of the numerous shots the storm chaser took on this location. I chose it for being the closest, as well as the clearest and the most impressive picture from this set. Most probably, it was simply magnificent to witness this one!
9. Somewhere in Australia…
Here, a cloud wall is advancing and taking over the area. This is not only an impressive picture of frightening storm, but it is also a very artistic image. Storm chasers are not usually interested in these aspects, so you might as well appreciate the beauty of the landscape and of the composition , as well as the magnificence of the cloud.
10. Storm cloud over Taber, Canada
This is an amazing image of a storm cloud suddenly covering the clear sky above Taber, a small town in Canada, this year in July. The photo is breathtaking and seems almost unreal. It was taken by a local, who climbed on the roof of his house in order to get this great shot. According to Yahoo news, what we are witnessing is an “explosive black storm” which was about to take the form of a tornado. Really scary!