These Photos of Wild Weather in Tornado Alley Will Amaze You
Photos| | By Brian Delpozo
Stunning photographs from storm-chaser Marko Korosec of Slovenia are giving an amazing view into the wild weather of America’s Tornado Alley region.
The images display foreboding tornado funnels, lightning, and wickedly spinning storms over the middle of the country.
“It’s always extremely dangerous weather when I storm chase from close range; could be killer lightning, torrential rainfall and especially large hail and severe winds,” he said.
“I need to be very focused to have everything under control to be safe out there. I love how mother nature can be so photogenic even though one would think storms just bring rain and wind. No, if you place yourself in the right spot, you can see beautiful cloud structure that sometimes reminds of spaceships from the movies.”
Marko Korosec also delved into what it ‘s like to be up close and personal with a massive storm.
“It’s very windy. The other thing that is hard to describe is the roar of the wind inside the tornado vortex. It reminds me of the mixture like howling winds in the forest or a distant rocket launch or fast train. Strange sound, especially when a tornado rips through the forest and you can hear it doing damage to trees. I love mother nature, I love to be out there and show my respect to it. You must fear it a bit, to respect it in full. It could also be the adrenaline rush but mostly I do it to better understand the weather dynamics and share this with people.”
Marko Korosec used his years of experience chasing storms which allows him to be in the right place at the right time to capture his stunning shots.
“Photogenic storms roll across the Tornado Alley where the most severe storms on Earth can be observed,” he added.
“Despite storms being dangerous and damaging, they can be spectacular to observe and experience in person. My goal is to be in the best place and the best time to get spectacular photos out of mother nature.”
“I’ve been interested in weather since primary school and studied meteorology. I always wanted to chase storms, so I started photographing interesting events and chase them through the age when I became storm chaser, been in this field for more than 16 years now.”