15 Kick Butt Photos of Storms


Photos of storms can be about the most atmospheric and gripping of any landscape photography. In fact some people make storm photography and chasing storms their photographic specialty, following weather and forecast reports like hawks.

We're sure you will agree that the images of storms that they produce are well worth the specialisation with spectacular images seeming to be the norm rather than the exception for many talented storm photographers. That's why we put together this little tribute of 13 awesome storm photos for you to enjoy.

This collection was originally put together way back in March of 2009, but we have updated it with some even more amazing shots, so enjoy!

Boat near storm.
Photo by Johannes Plenio 
Lightning over city
Photo by Andre Furtado 
Tornado and lightning
Photo by Ralph W. lambrecht
Storm over a wave.
Photo by Matt Hardy 
Storm front over water.
Photo by Arthur Brognoli 
Lightning on hills.
Photo by Frank Cone 
Storm clouds over city.
Photo by Khaled Ashgr 
Storm over waves meeting mountains.
Photo by stein egil liland 
Bird flying over beach near storm.
Photo by Francesco Ungaro 
Black and white storm.
Photo by Pok Rie 
Hills with storm.
Photo by Vittorio Staffolani 
Rain storm in distance.
Photo by Josh Sorenson 
lightning and clouds.
Photo by Felix Mittermeier
Storm at sea from a boat.
Photo by Torsten Dederichs
Stormy coastline.
Photo by Michael Dam
Lightning over city
Photo by lee junda
Lightning striking building.
Desert storm with lightning.
Photo by Lucy Chian

If you think there are any storm photos that we should have included in this list or think you have a photograph of storms that you want to put up against these ones, then let us know in the comments!

Hopefully, these fantastic storm photos have inspired you to learn a little more about the topic of photographing storms. Now whether you just want to learn how to photograph the storms that come your way or if you want to become a fully-fledged storm chaser, we have a few links that might be worth visiting for you.

Further Storm Photography Resources & Tutorials:

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@Ilan – glad you like them – you have some pretty good shots on your own site!

@anukul – some people are pretty talented, eh?!

BTW, many of the images you’re linking to are marked as “all rights reserved” on flickr, which means you’re not allowed to include them inline as you’re doing, without the copyright owner’s permission.

@concerned – damn, how totally embarrassing!!! I could have sworn I did the creative commons search when I was getting this post together!! I have replaced the offending couple of photos with creative commons ones that are equally awesome. Sorry for the mess up.

@concerned – yeah, no problem. I am still trying to figure out how I messed that up and going through the posts I have prepared for the next few days to make sure I have got the right photos!. 🙁 What an idiot!

I do see a lot of beautyfull pic's above and on this site, but I'm curious about exif data. I try to download a picture but that doesnot work, I only get some HTML code.
Or am I doing something wrong.
Thanks in advance.
Kind regards,
Tom Smit

The first one with the green sea bottom is spectacular. I was wondering were some fotos digitaly put together. Like taking the right sky first, than the tree at the right time of the day, to ret the correct shadow and so on. Or was it taken in one shot with filters, perticulr angle lends etc. I have no fotos of my own aas yet ‘cose my agency lost my luggage in the Carabbean together with my equipmet and all my photos. Now I bought a Casio Exilim G 2.13 , 10.1, shock resistant and 10m waterproof, which will have to do for the time beeing untill I can afford propper equipment. By the way I am a novice, but now I’ll have to work even harder. All in good time. Hey, I have to buy something to ware first. Still, I love to shoot, and learn eaven more.

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