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© Mike Hollingshead
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Submitted to Severe Weather

  • the new day
  • Twilight Supercell
  • Toxic
  • Xtremely cLoUdY

Photo license: © All rights reserved

Supercell storm near Grand Island Nebraska May 10, 2005. Taken well after sunset, car headlights streaking by on the right side.

131 responses

  • Jessica Hardin

    Jessica Hardin gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    Definately has my vote!

  • Wendy A Perry

    Wendy A Perry gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    WOW Got my vote for sure!!

  • Aubrey's Oma

    Aubrey's Oma (Deleted) gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    OMG this is freaking awesome. DEFINITELY gets my vote!!!

  • Angel Hayes

    Angel Hayes gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    Amazing got my vote!

  • noor eva

    noor eva said (16 Oct 2008):


  • Margaret Wickham

    Margaret Wickham gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    Absolutely terrifying. My vote goes to you.

  • stuart s

    stuart s   gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    A vote with admiration. Wonderful shot.

  • Dick McGowan

    Dick McGowan said (16 Oct 2008):

    Top 10 storm photo of all time! A++++++++
    Looks REAL compared to some other photos on here!

  • Ryan McGinnis

    Ryan McGinnis gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    Awesome and a half -- if I remember correctly, this was once a finalist for MSNBC's Photo of the Year.

  • Matthew Carman

    Matthew Carman gave props (17 Oct 2008):


  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    How can I not vote for this??? I use the full sized version you give away at your site as my desktop wallpaper. This has to be one of your all time best shots.... of like 1,000 all time best shots you've taken... you are simply one of the best!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    cool! yes from me.

  • Inbal R. Nakash

    Inbal R. Nakash gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    WOW!! this is amazing!

  • Paul Schneider

    Paul Schneider gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    Nice capture. It really sucks you in!

  • Thomas Hartmann

    Thomas Hartmann said (17 Oct 2008):


  • John Cobb

    John Cobb gave props (18 Oct 2008):


  • hannah michelle

    hannah michelle said (21 Oct 2008):

    my goodness!!!
    thats amazing
    every part of this picture!

  • Katie Dureault

    Katie Dureault (Deleted) said (22 Oct 2008):


  • Rocco Palermo

    Rocco Palermo gave props (23 Oct 2008):


  • Belinda Berglof

    Belinda Berglof gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    The 1st worthy shot that i have seen in this theme so far!

  • Martin Duckitt

    Martin Duckitt gave props (25 Oct 2008):


  • Angela Bacon-Kidwell

    Angela Bacon-Kidwell said (27 Oct 2008):

    beyond amazing

  • Scott Eagle

    Scott Eagle gave props (28 Oct 2008):

    Wow, talk about dramatic! Nice work.

  • Ciaron Linstead

    Ciaron Linstead (Deleted) said (29 Oct 2008):

    wow, so many great elements to this...the cloud, the lightning, the car headlights. Gets my vote!

  • Daniel Stancin

    Daniel Stancin gave props (30 Oct 2008):


  • Brandon Pendred

    Brandon Pendred said (31 Oct 2008):

    looks like a massive cloud spaceship! great capture Mike

  • Patrik Ugone

    Patrik Ugone gave props (31 Oct 2008):

    Incredible! Yeah 4 me.

  • Alya Al Dhaheri

    Alya Al Dhaheri gave props (1 Nov 2008):

    Terrifying! Thats a lot of courage to be that close!

  • Adi Levy

    Adi Levy said (3 Nov 2008):


  • William Wilkerson

    William Wilkerson gave props (3 Nov 2008):


  • sasha ormond

    sasha ormond said (4 Nov 2008):

    wow! my vote!

  • mark yugawa

    mark yugawa   said (6 Nov 2008):!
    got my vote for sure

  • Loren Smith

    Loren Smith gave props (7 Nov 2008):

    No Way!

  • Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid

    Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid (Deleted) gave props (8 Nov 2008):

    WOW! What the ..... This is amazing, stunning, and terrifying!

  • Annie Maldonado

    Annie Maldonado gave props (8 Nov 2008):

    Mother Nature does not allow us to forget our fragility...Exceptional opportunity

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (8 Nov 2008):

    Stunning! Fantastic shot! Gets my vote!

  • Brian Ach

    Brian Ach said (9 Nov 2008):

    it does not get any better for weather photography than this.

  • NK Sareen

    NK Sareen gave props (9 Nov 2008):


  • Sagi Shapira

    Sagi Shapira gave props (9 Nov 2008):

    severe indeed!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (10 Nov 2008):


  • Teresa Canelas

    Teresa Canelas said (10 Nov 2008):

    Great shot.

  • Lois Martin

    Lois Martin gave props (11 Nov 2008):

    This photo is awesome, got my vote!

  • Barbara Socor

    Barbara Socor gave props (11 Nov 2008):

    Awe inspiring and terrifiying...and a magnificent capture. A definite "Yeah"!

  • Jimmy Leo

    Jimmy Leo said (12 Nov 2008):


  • Rachel Mckinnie

    Rachel Mckinnie gave props (12 Nov 2008):

    Wow...this better be on the cover!

  • Ally F

    Ally F said (12 Nov 2008):

    This is incredible!!! Bravo, and great timing!!

  • Camil Seisanu

    Camil Seisanu gave props (12 Nov 2008):

    V+ ! Wonderful shot !

  • Howard Seelig

    Howard Seelig gave props (12 Nov 2008):


  • Robert Parks

    Robert Parks gave props (13 Nov 2008):

    ftst of GOD ...............................................................really good

  • Bianca Trifoi

    Bianca Trifoi said (13 Nov 2008):

    holy crap, this better be published!! AMAZING! i've never seen anything like this before, wow.

  • :) L P

    :) L P gave props (13 Nov 2008):

    wooooow!! got my vote!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    This picture is totally incredible!!! Really a fantastic one! My vote for sure

  • Man kit Wong

    Man kit Wong gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    Amazing Capture, Well done!

  • Kristina Evans-davis

    Kristina Evans-davis gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    got my vote. Amazing capture. A++++++++++++++++

  • Sven Schroeder

    Sven Schroeder gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    WOW WOW WOW!!!

  • Janie North

    Janie North gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    WOW! That's about all I can say, I'm speachless.

  • Petter Salvesen

    Petter Salvesen (Deleted) gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    the awesomeness of this picture is undescribable

  • Delores Harshaw

    Delores Harshaw (Deleted) gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    Awesome photo. Got my vote!

  • Bob H

    Bob H gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    I think this is my very favorite in the theme......anyhow, it's up in the top 5. :) GREAT work!

  • John Binstead

    John Binstead gave props (14 Nov 2008):


  • Nick Dawson

    Nick Dawson (Deleted) said (15 Nov 2008):

    I was wondering if you were going to submit to this. My chances went down, thanks a lot lol. I haven't been able to get out and take pictures lately, but I still check out your trips so I can at least see something.
    - fellow chaser from Missouri

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (15 Nov 2008):


  • Brad Davies

    Brad Davies gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    OMFG! this is the coolest/scaryuest thing I've seen. I love it!

  • Annie

    Annie said (16 Nov 2008):

    what an incredible shot : ) a thousand props to you : )

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (16 Nov 2008):

    My vote, you bet.

  • Gaurav Dhup

    Gaurav Dhup gave props (17 Nov 2008):


  • Martha J.

    Martha J. gave props (18 Nov 2008):

    whoa that is REALLY severe!

  • Cathy Cale

    Cathy Cale gave props (18 Nov 2008):

    Absolutely amazing captpure!!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (18 Nov 2008):

    Wow! A "yeah" and a favorite too! R

  • Jim Hart

    Jim Hart gave props (18 Nov 2008):


  • Daniel Schuldt

    Daniel Schuldt gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    wow that is frightening, amazing shot.

  • Paul Schneider

    Paul Schneider gave props (19 Nov 2008):

    This photo should be hot, nice capture Mike. I bet it was a hell of a storm.

  • Tammy Rice

    Tammy Rice said (19 Nov 2008):

    WOW! beautiful capture!

  • Wolfgang Robert

    Wolfgang Robert gave props (19 Nov 2008):


  • Ashley Allen

    Ashley Allen said (19 Nov 2008):

    Wow, that is an amazing photo!

  • Belinda Berglof

    Belinda Berglof said (19 Nov 2008):

    This is absolutely amazing!

  • Victoria Laquindanum

    Victoria Laquindanum gave props (19 Nov 2008):


  • !/! Jonathan Moyer

    !/! Jonathan Moyer said (19 Nov 2008):

    Truely incredible! You deserve to feel extremely proud of creating this work of art. Congratulations! I hope to see it printed.

  • Victor Davis

    Victor Davis said (19 Nov 2008):

    Incredible !!

  • S Johnston

    S Johnston said (20 Nov 2008):


  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    Fantastic! One of the best I've seen! Gets my vote.

  • Scot Zawada

    Scot Zawada (Deleted) gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    Fantastic capture.

  • Karen Lynch

    Karen Lynch said (20 Nov 2008):

    How beautifully frightening! Where were you standing just before the devastation?

  • Mark Rosenbaum

    Mark Rosenbaum   said (20 Nov 2008):

    If this doesn't make it, then what are they thinking???

  • Charidy Bunsa

    Charidy Bunsa gave props (21 Nov 2008):

    Best Picture yet - - I love your website too! Amazing!

  • Mike Hollingshead

    Mike Hollingshead said (21 Nov 2008):

    Thanks for the kind words on this one.
    On 20 November 2008 Karen Lynch said: (Delete)
    How beautifully frightening! Where were you standing just before the devastation?
    Well I was in my driver's seat with my window clamp mounted to my window. That's where I shoot storms 99% of the time. It wasn't too devastating, as most storms aren't. I think it produced some baseball size hail earlier. It was really really windy around this time or just before. Wind really rocking the car in the inflow, along with a lot of dust. At the time of the photo I'd say the storm was entering its downward trend. Twilight is just an amazing time to shoot storms, and this was actually in the last moments of any twilight and actually really dark out.

  • Randi Ramjattan

    Randi Ramjattan said (21 Nov 2008):


  • Lyndsay Daniels

    Lyndsay Daniels gave props (21 Nov 2008):

    Oh my gosh! Def get a yes from me! This is spectacular!!!

  • Geralyn Montambault

    Geralyn Montambault gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    Two words WOW AND YEAH!

  • Taylor Brown

    Taylor Brown gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    This is incredible

  • Alexander Valhouli

    Alexander Valhouli said (22 Nov 2008):

    this is f'ing incredible.

  • Caitlin Heath

    Caitlin Heath said (22 Nov 2008):

    HOLY GEEZING WOW!!! this image is immaculate! did you use extended exposure to capture the double lightning strikes, or was it like a spur of the moment kind of thing? this image seriously made my day! it is awesome...just freaking awesome!

  • Brian Daigle

    Brian Daigle said (22 Nov 2008):

    yep, that looks severe all right

  • Sherstin Schwartz

    Sherstin Schwartz gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    That is insane! Fantastic composition and capture.

  • Tani Livengood

    Tani Livengood said (22 Nov 2008):

    Good God!! Head for cover.

  • Mike Groseth

    Mike Groseth gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    UNREAL!!! I saw this on the main page and had to check it out! Great capture and an awesome awesome eye! I'm totally jealous:)

  • Jaydee Pan

    Jaydee Pan (Deleted) gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    This is my winner for this theme! it is severe!

  • Lakshmi Prabhala

    Lakshmi Prabhala gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Superb...My vote!

  • Harshad Pillai

    Harshad Pillai gave props (23 Nov 2008):


  • miles mcgaffigan

    miles mcgaffigan said (23 Nov 2008):

    Man, hell of a shot, i really need to visit the midwest.

  • Marcos Cruz

    Marcos Cruz said (24 Nov 2008):


  • Deevee Sanchez

    Deevee Sanchez said (24 Nov 2008):

    woah there.. amazing... =)

  • Ron Palmeri

    Ron Palmeri gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    amazing shot

  • Gabor S

    Gabor S said (25 Nov 2008):

    i cant say nothing, big VOTE

  • Ognjen Karabegović

    Ognjen Karabegović gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    My vote 100%

  • Sophie

    Sophie (Deleted) gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    love it, got my vote!

  • Darlene Luckins

    Darlene Luckins gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    Fantastic work!

  • Nicole Gesmondi

    Nicole Gesmondi said (29 Nov 2008):

    TOTALLY AWESOME! Way to be in the right place at the right time!

  • Stephen Heck

    Stephen Heck gave props (30 Nov 2008):


  • Nanette Hollis

    Nanette Hollis said (30 Nov 2008):

    How did you survive? This is amazing.

  • Ron Goad

    Ron Goad gave props (30 Nov 2008):

    You got great position on this one. Really great capture.

  • Heather Langley

    Heather Langley gave props (30 Nov 2008):

    i love it, you definitely captured the beauty of the storm

  • Patrick Ryan

    Patrick Ryan said (1 Dec 2008):

    awesome shot!

  • Shawn Wood

    Shawn Wood gave props (1 Dec 2008):


  • Kevin Turcotte

    Kevin Turcotte gave props (2 Dec 2008):

    Wow, Im speechless

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    I'm rooting for this one to win!!!

  • Chris White

    Chris White gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    Fantastic work as usual one of my favorite's. Somehow wound up with two copies of your book going to keep one shrinkwrapped in my trunk in case I run into you (I see you frequently in the blk stang but, never had an opportunity to stop and say 'hi').

  • Martin Brown

    Martin Brown gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    Fabulous, absoluetly full of drama! Great shot!!

  • Laurent Chantegros

    Laurent Chantegros gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    excellent shot, you have my vote

  • Dennis Hanson

    Dennis Hanson (Deleted) gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Just can't get any better, just Superb!

  • Bentzion Elisha

    Bentzion Elisha gave props (15 Jan 2009):


  • Pascal Vasseur

    Pascal Vasseur said (16 Jan 2009):

    Vraiment impressionnant !! Félicitations !!!

  • Frederic Charpentier

    Frederic Charpentier gave props (6 Feb 2009):

    Great capture !

  • Melissa Hearle

    Melissa Hearle gave props (28 Feb 2009):


  • s pearson

    s pearson gave props (23 Apr 2009):

    super cool...

  • Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe

    Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe said (23 Jul 2009):

    The realism.. It is so life like..I am mesmorized! Looking at it makes me feel like I am right there..ready too be blown away..

  • Aubrey's Oma

    Aubrey's Oma (Deleted) gave props (8 Aug 2009):

    This photo is SO awecome that sometimes I HAVE to come back to look at it.

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (17 Apr 2010):

    Absolutely amazing capture !!

  • Robert Newman

    Robert Newman (Deleted) said (8 Feb 2012):


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