Tag: storms

Chasing monsters

Sunday, 23 June, 2019

Sydney Morning Herald chief photographer Nick Moir has a passion for pursuing the most violent manifestations of nature. For the past 20 years he has chased bushfires around Australia and storms across America, capturing their frightening, destructive beauty. As the adventure photographer Krystle Wright puts it, “to behold a monster storm up close is to taste the infinite.” Her short video about Nick Moir cuts “straight to the heart of what fuels his obsession.”


Pursuing the undulatus asperatus

Friday, 28 July, 2017 0 Comments

“The work on this film began on March 28th and ended June 29th,” says stormchaser Mike Olbinski. He drove 28,000 miles across 10 US states and spent 27 days pursuing the storms that have been condensed into the spectacular clip he calls Pursuit. “I snapped over 90,000 time-lapse frames,” he writes. “I saw the most incredible mammatus displays, the best nighttime lightning and structure I’ve ever seen, a tornado birth caught on time-lapse and a display of undulatus asperatus that blew my mind.”