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!
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.
Amazing Pictures ! Very well shot.
Amazing photos. Real joy to watch.
Might be a great wallpaper 🙂
@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.
Thanks for the quick response, and for addressing the issue.
@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!
Here’s one to consider:
@ballhead – that photo is returning a 403 forbidden error message!?
oops! Damn Panoramio! Try this link instead:
@ballhead – very nice – love hos it catches the sunlight coming in under the clouds. 🙂
Unreal! Thank you for sharing.
absolutely magnificent work
excellent views ,,,,this is so spiritual and mystic.
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.
Tom – just click on the image and it will take you through to the original Flickr page. Most of the data is available on a link on that page.
Thanks for replying. I hope I will learn a lot about making this kind of photographs.
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.
I took that one on July 21st Heat Storm in Montreal, there was some non-stop spectacular lightning action
going on.I set a 25 seconds shutter on F8 ISO100
Great stuff – keep it up. Thanx
Here’s one I took while on vacation in South Dakota. It produced hail so big I had to replace my busted windshield afterwards.
Great photos. I took a great lightning pic near Clearwater Beach, Fl. Please let me know where to email the jpg.