Storm Chasing Has Its Rewards When You Get Amazing Shots Like These... I Love Mother Nature

January 17, 2014

Photographer Mike Hollingshead began chasing storms in 1999. He started out shooting videos but soon realized the footage wasn't doing the scenes any justice. I'd say it was a smart move because these pictures are quite remarkable.

A supercell tracks across southern Nebraska.

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This long-lived supercell produced an EF4 tornado that tracked across northeast South Dakota and just missed the town of Bowdle.

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A shelf cloud moves over a storm chaser producing something called a "whales mouth" in southeast Nebraska on August 9, 2009.

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A supercell storm moves over a York, Nebraska truck stop on I80 on June 17, 2009. Half an hour earlier, the storm produced a lar.

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A striated supercell passes just north of Grand Island, Nebraska on May 10, 2005.

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A striated supercell passes just north of Grand Island, Nebraska on May 10, 2005.

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Mammatus clouds spread across the sky in central Nebraska following severe storms.

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An intense high precipitation supercell storm moves south in the Nebraska Sand Hills south of Valentine on July 13, 2009.

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A supercell moves across southwest Iowa on August 26, 2004, producing short-lived tornadoes near the town of Coin.

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A tornadic supercell races across the landscape near Hanover, Kansas on April 6, 2006.

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A supercell storm heads toward Alvo, Nebraska on June 13, 2004.

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The sun pokes through under a long-lived supercell moving across northeast Nebraska on May 28, 2004.

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Mammatus clouds form over northern Oklahoma.

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Mammatus clouds in South Dakota on May 22, 2010.

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Lightning rises from television towers in North Omaha.

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Hail, sometimes as big as baseballs, falls near Fairburn, South Dakota during a summer storm.

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A fast moving and severe bow echo moves down the highway from Redfield to Watertown, South Dakota.

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A fog storm overtakes the Badlands of South Dakota on June 18, 2008.

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The sun sets under a severe storm in central Nebraska on August 17, 2005.

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A tornado from a tornadic supercell approaches York, Nebraska on June 20, 2011.

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