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New on 500px : High Plains Supercell by TonySpencer by TonySpencer

A supercell thunderstorm over the higher region of the Great Plains in Colorado from a month or so ago.
I was with a bunch of great guys for this trip and we drove over 7000 miles in 12 days chasing storms from the Mexico border all the way up to the Canada border and then back again, passing through 10 states in the process.
This image was made towards the end of our trip after a mostly disappointing first week.
Chasing any natural phenomena is going to be a risk, chasing supercell thunderstorms around on Tornado Alley is probably the most challenging on a few levels. Getting on the right storm is the first priority but staying safe also ranks pretty high. With those two factors getting into photogenic locations to make images is not easy. There were many places we would have loved to stay longer or to have been in a position to stop at all but had to bail as the storms were approaching too fast. None of us realy want to total a $50,000 car in a hail storm to get a photograph!
After shooting this storm we drove into Texas ready for the chase the following day. After about an hour of sleep the tornado sirens were blaring out in Amarillo and a line of severe thunderstorms can tearing through town. A pretty scary night for sure!

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New on 500px : The Sunsetter by dennisoswald by dennisoswald

Going to the Great Plains and chase weather is a big adventure, my passion and freedom for me. If I am able to share moments like in this picture above with friends I’m happy.

This tornado had not injured any people and did not any damage.
It was just awesome to watch the cloud motion and the light.

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New on 500px : Double Tornado and Lightning Trifecta – Pilger, NE by landscapephotos by landscapephotos

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Feel free to share! Double tornadoes with a cloud to ground lightning bolt unfolds in the distance beyond some hay bales on a farm northwest of Pilger, Nebraska on June 16, 2014. A rare scene.

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Otherwise, to donate in general to the storm victims, visit http://www.stormassist.org

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New on 500px : Beam me Up by CalebElliott by CalebElliott

“Beam me Up” – The West Point Supercell storm. – 6.14.13 Vantage point #3. Within two miles of the storm. This storm moved very slowly across the Nebraska landscape and eventually became stationary. It did get a tornado warning issued for rotating winds within the storm, yet no tornado actually took place.
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