Lightning and powerful storms were important to ancient peoples around the world, inspiring myths about gods and demons. U.S.-based photographer Rolf Maeder has captured their impressive elemental power perfectly in these photographs taken on a stormy night at the Grand Canyon. By using very long exposure times, he was able to capture multiple lightning strikes in a single photograph.
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These aren’t invading alien ships or volcanic explosions – they’re super-cell thunderstorms forming in the U.S.A’s tornado alley. These shots were taken at safe distances from the super-powerful storms by Slovenian storm chaser Marko Korosec. These storms bring high winds, dangerous hail and frequent lightning strikes, and they often form tornadoes.
It took Mike Olbinski 4 years of failed attempts before he actually got his dream: on June 3rd he and Andy Hoeland managed to capture an unworldly time-lapse video of a rotating supercell thunderstorm near Booker, Texas. “There are no words really to describe the moment we saw this storm. Pictures don’t do it justice,” says Mike.