One of My Very Favorite Thunderhead Photos

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This magnificent thunderhead bank dances east of Central America, October 2013. We are flying at 37,000 feet and the towering top on the left reaches about 46, 000 feet, overshooting the anvil; indicating a potent thunderstorm.

Vast, mystical, and inviting my spirit to come and play among them…

My Very Best Lightning Photo


This amazing discharge took place during a predawn storm on Christmas Day, 2012.

This is not a time lapse photo; these bolts all occurred within one single flash!

There were several magnificent bolts during this storm; each bringing gasps of awe and glee to my spirit, and deep peace to my soul.

This photo looks south; near Murphy Texas. Warm, humid air was overrunning arctic air in place at the surface, ahead of a stationary warm front to our south.

Just 12 hours later, we enjoyed 3/4″ of snow.  Lightning and snow in the same day – my favorite winter two step.

Best Storm Chase Photos -2014

Dear Friends,

Following is a compilation of my very best photos from my storm intercepts this year.

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This is one of my two very best, most dramatic lightning shots of the year and perhaps my top. Captured on 8/17 before dawn; this show was well worth the lost sleep before another work day. Photo taken Garland, TX.

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This is my second top lightning photo of the year, shot in the same thunderstorm as the photo above. I love how it looks like an electrical jellyfish.


Lightning bolt captured during an awe dropping show; the grand finale of an April 3rd intercept between Rockwall and Terrell, TX.


Zig Zagging bolt captured during the April 3rd intercept.


The entire sky flashes with nonstop strobe lightning  as heart of the April 3rd storm begins pressing onward.. (two second exposure)

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Magnificent bank of thunderheads, captured at sunset in September. Photo taken in Garland, TX


Magnificent thunderhead intercepted during a storm chase between Farmersville and Blue Ridge, TX on March 27.


Magnificent lightning bolt captured by video after arriving back home on April 3rd. Camera looking southeast into a dramatic storm over the horizon.


Amazing thunderhead bank, captured during sunset on March 27th, between Farmersville and Blue Ridge, TX.


Wall Cloud, March 27th; near Blue Ridge, TX


Potent storm approaches Highway 75, north of McKinney, Texas during April 3rd intercept. Hail to golf ball size tumbles north of this shelf cloud.  This storm has a tornado warning on it at this time.


Wall Cloud- Tornado Warned storm; between Mckinney and Denton, TX; April 3rd.


New Storm Approaching from the Denton area; April 3rd. Occasional lightning leaps between earth and sky to the northwest across the precipitation shield.


In hot pursuit; I feel thrill, adrenaline and excitement rushing through me. Still developing supercell thunderstorm off to my north, with my wife and I heading precisely that way.  April 3rd; near Allen, TX


Green of heavy rain and hail approaches our vehicle; between McKinney and Denton; April 3rd


Enveloped in green light,  and bathed in rain mixed with hail up to nickel sized; driving west; April 3rd between McKinney and Denton Texas.

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This lone tree stands before intensifying rain, wind and lightning flashes, Richardson TX; May 12th


This magnificent delight surprises me with a grand appearance on a very hot August day, as soon as I get off work. Photo taken 8/8, Dallas, Texas.


About to intercept a magnificent rain, wind and lightning show; August 10, near Waxahachie, TX.


Magnificent Rainbow, lasting a full hour; Waxahachie, TX, August 10

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Cumulus aspiring and later succeeding in building into massive thunderheads. This photo shows it awakening. August 29; Richardson, TX


Supercell Thunderhead, April 3rd; looking east towards McKinney

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Morning Hail with heavy rain, lightning and magnificent clouds- April 24th


Tremendous outflow winds rush ahead of impending storm, near Farmersville, TX. Photo taken July 23rd.

thunder5Mystical shot of moon, towering cumulus backbuilding behind a thunderstorm and tumbling raindrops. Looking south, Garland TX; taken June 8th.


This awesome lightning photograph represents one single discharge; four separate bolts. Garland, TX; August 17th before dawn.


Magnificent lightning bolt, August 17th; Garland TX


Rain curtain illuminated pink in sunset; occasional lightning bolts and booming thunder in  the storm. Looking south; Garland TX.


On the chase; Developing thunderstorm to my west with wonderful supercell off to the north that’s still blossoming.  This particular storm we’re chasing produces the earlier posted wall cloud after we get under it.  As we approach, occasional lightning plays through the clouds. North of  TX 380, and Farmersville; March 27.


Towers blossoming upwards into thunderstorm as a mature thunderstorm envelops us from the west. Magnificent Beauty!  Between Farmersville and Blue Ridge, TX; March 27.


One of my very best intercloud lightning photos. Captured on March 27, this is the storm which some 40 or more miles to the south in the Dallas area, people were in awe to the distant light show and many videos/photos were made. Here we are right up under the action and it’s breath taking.

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About to reach our goal! Durant, OK; August 30.

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This is one of my utterly favorite rainbow photos. It’s so mystical! Filmed right in the middle of a drenching thunderstorm intercept, Durant, OK; August 30.

Winds and rain blasting on car and through trees; sun peaks through and reveals this deep rainbow in the heart of it all.