Storm Chasing: 13 Incredible Storm Photos

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 specialization 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.

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!

06-24-09 Ominous Outflow!!!photo © 2009 Dale Kaminski | more info (via: Wylio)

Lightning storm over Berlinphoto © 2010 Matt Biddulph | more info (via: Wylio)

Something Wicked This Way Comesphoto © 2008 Patrick Emerson | more info (via: Wylio)

Ahead of the storm front - Key Biscaynephoto © 2008 b k | more info (via: Wylio)

Incoming Stormphoto © 2010 Daniel Mitchell | more info (via: Wylio)

storm rollingphoto © 2010 David DeHetre | more info (via: Wylio)

storm frontphoto © 2010 David DeHetre | more info (via: Wylio)

Gust Frontphoto © 2007 Tim | more info (via: Wylio)

Stormy Drivephoto © 2010 Zach Dischner | more info (via: Wylio)

Sunset in Kansasphoto © 2008 Patrick Emerson | more info (via: Wylio)

Passing cold frontphoto © 2007 Phillip Chee | more info (via: Wylio)

The Sky is about to fallphoto © 2009 Luis Argerich | more info (via: Wylio)

lightningfromthepier2photo © 2010 Andrew Livingston | more info (via: Wylio)

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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I'm Rob, the editor of Light Stalking. I try to keep this ship on course.

  • Ilan says:

    Amazing photos. Real joy to watch.
    Might be a great wallpaper 🙂

  • Anukul says:

    Amazing Pictures ! Very well shot.


  • Admin says:

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

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

  • concerned says:

    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.

  • Admin says:

    @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 says:

    Thanks for the quick response, and for addressing the issue.

  • Admin says:

    @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!

  • Paul says:

    Amazing images.

  • Unreal! Thank you for sharing.

  • christine says:

    absolutely magnificent work

  • nestor says:

    excellent views ,,,,this is so spiritual and mystic.

  • Tom Smit says:

    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

  • 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.

  • Tom Smit says:

    Thanks for replying. I hope I will learn a lot about making this kind of photographs.

    Kind regards,
    Tom Smit

  • Spinxit says:

    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.

  • Tony Potenza says:

    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

  • rex says:

    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.

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