A strong solar storm hit the Earth on April 23, 2023, causing disturbances in our planet’s electromagnetic field. Consequently, people from many different parts of the world witnessed aurora. In the U.S., the Northern lights were visible as far as Illinois, but people from parts of the U.K., Kazakhstan, and New Zealand also witnessed auroras. They tweeted about the breathtaking sight, sharing the photos they took.
This stunning storm image looks like a dragon approaching
Remember when we were kids searching for shapes in the clouds? Okay, I still do it, but looks like I’m not the only one. Michael Shainblum’s recent image shows a dragon approaching – and “the dragon” is made of storm clouds. I was blown away by the photo, so I chatted with Michael a bit about how he took it.
This breathtaking photo shows rare St. Elmo’s fire from an airplane cockpit
I am quite fascinated by both thunderstorms and photos from an airplane. But what about taking a photo of a rare weather phenomenon straight from the cockpit? This is exactly what Swiss pilot and photographer Sales Wick did while en route to Brazil. He captured pretty rare St. Elmo’s fire and it looks like the airplane is engulfed in it. The photo is impressive and scary at the same time, and I just had to contact Sales and find out more about it! He kindly shared the photo with DIYP, as well as some details on how it was taken.
This spectacular storm timelapse took 15,000 miles of travel and over 85,000 photos to create
Photographer Mike Olbinski has become a synonym for breathtaking timelapse movies of different kinds of storms. The latest installment of his Monsoon series has just been published and it took an incredible amount of effort, money, and photos to put it together. Mike spent three months chasing storms for this movie – and he compressed the best shots in only eight minutes of pure nature’s spectacle.
Photographer shares how he took this impressive lightning storm photo
Photos or videos of storms rarely fail to impress. Still, some just capture your attention on the first sight and take your breath away. Tel Aviv-based photographer Sam Jakobson made this amazing photo of a lightning storm that did just that for me. He was kind to share some details and tell DIYP more about how he took this amazing image.
Everything you need to know to capture epic photos of lightning
Nothing beats the smell and feel of a heavy summer rain. Well, okay, maybe only the epic lightning that sometimes follows it. If you want to capture the photos of that nature’s light show, Hank Schyma has some pro tips to share with you. In this video, he’ll give you some tips and tricks how to make amazing photos and videos of lightning and make it as awe-inspiring in your work as it is in real life. Or maybe even more.
This 8K timelapse shows a tornado forming right before your eyes
If you’re into storm chasing and fantastic timelapse videos, then you’ve probably heard of Mike Olbinski. He has recently published his latest video, and just like before: it’s mind-blowing. You can see a tornado forming right before your eyes, and Mike managed to capture its entire lifecycle that will leave you in awe.
What it’s like to photograph a sandstorm
One of the windiest nights I’ve ever taken pictures turned into perhaps the single most rewarding — and frightening — landscape photography experience of my life. I was on the Mesquite Sand Dunes in Death Valley, a place I had visited twice in the past, though under much tamer conditions. This night, the gusts of wind were far greater than I had seen before, and they kicked up a layer of sand that made for amazing sunset photos. But as the day came to a close, it was clear I had entered uncharted waters.
This hypnotizing video of slo-mo lightning took 30 days, 20,000 miles and 10TB of data
Thunderstorms are awe-inspiring, whether you watch them live, in photos or in videos. But videographer and photographer Dustin Farrell has made a slow-motion video that makes thunderstorm more enchanting than ever.
Dustin chased storms during the summer of 2017 and collected his best shots in a short film titled Transient. It shows lightning in slow motion and turns a sudden flash of light into a hypnotizing electrical drawing in the sky. If you enjoy watching the lightning, you’ll enjoy it even more in slow motion.
A man almost gets struck by lightning while filming the storm
Shooting storms is an incredible experience, and many of us are attracted to it. Daniel Modøl from Norway was filming a heavy thunderstorm from his deck – when suddenly a lightning struck incredibly near him. It destroyed a part of his backyard and deck, missing the man for only a couple of meters.
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