Fist of Heaven

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© Ursula Tillmann
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Twister ready to hit the ground - moments before the hail came down. Picture taken near Gleichen in Alberta, Canada by Ursula Tillmann

93 responses

  • Kirklund Wise

    Kirklund Wise gave props (3 Jan 2008):

    This is a great capture! But an even better composition!

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (3 Jan 2008):

    Unbelievable!!! Perfect entry - my vote!

  • George Hilbish

    George Hilbish said (3 Jan 2008):

    This is the kind of stuff I like to shoot. It's all about being where it's happening. Great shot. Grainy but so what. Would have loved to have been there. Location, location, location!

  • Graphistolage David Jubert

    Graphistolage David Jubert gave props (3 Jan 2008):


  • Michelle Mogavero

    Michelle Mogavero gave props (3 Jan 2008):

    You get my vote!!!! Brilliant photo!

  • Lina Palmerin

    Lina Palmerin said (4 Jan 2008):


  • Marianne Greig

    Marianne Greig gave props (4 Jan 2008):


  • Jessica Kuligowski

    Jessica Kuligowski gave props (7 Jan 2008):


  • Max Cooper

    Max Cooper said (8 Jan 2008):

    Great drama.

  • Joe Ethridge

    Joe Ethridge said (14 Jan 2008):

    I've seen similar storm clouds. They make me feel very small indeed! Now, get the the hell outta there! ; )

  • Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid

    Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid (Deleted) gave props (17 Jan 2008):


  • Abby Inn-Keeper

    Abby Inn-Keeper gave props (20 Jan 2008):

    Holy crap! That is amazing!

  • Albert E. Wheelehan

    Albert E. Wheelehan said (21 Jan 2008):

    Great photo Ursula ... but the title that came to me was "wholly glory" ;-) great capture!

  • Annie

    Annie said (22 Jan 2008):

    that's an insane capture, in a good way. great timing : )

  • ebuscariolli

    ebuscariolli gave props (24 Jan 2008):

    I have no doubt: it really rocks!

  • !  Abby Pace

    ! Abby Pace gave props (24 Jan 2008):

    Breathtaking! If I ever saw something like that I would be positive it was about to bring me home!

  • Sarah Medway

    Sarah Medway said (28 Jan 2008):

    Wow! fantastic image. I love the composition, so imposing.

  • Dee Brown

    Dee Brown gave props (1 Feb 2008):

    What a Super Cell! Great shot.

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (3 Feb 2008):

    Whoa! Crazy!

  • Rogerio de Freitas

    Rogerio de Freitas said (5 Feb 2008):

    Great shot! Great composition

  • Mandolin Davis

    Mandolin Davis gave props (8 Feb 2008):

    whoa..this is awe inspiring!

  • Logan Marshall-Green

    Logan Marshall-Green gave props (4 Apr 2008):

    One of the best landscapes i've ever seen!

  • Jennifer Hathorn

    Jennifer Hathorn gave props (11 Apr 2008):

    horrifying beauty

  • Jennifer Jordan

    Jennifer Jordan gave props (12 Apr 2008):

    Amazing shot!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (13 Apr 2008):

    Amazing Capture !!! :)

  • Lara Belford

    Lara Belford said (13 Apr 2008):

    Terrifying yet hard to look away

  • Renzo Ferrante

    Renzo Ferrante gave props (23 Apr 2008):

    A photographe full of pride, great capture

  • Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe

    Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe said (28 Apr 2008):

    Wow! I wonder how common they are in Alberta? Great exciteing photo.

  • norman mayers

    norman mayers gave props (2 May 2008):

    wow! wow! wow!

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (15 May 2008):

    Picture perfect in every sense. Great image.

  • William Allen

    William Allen said (21 May 2008):

    Woa....mad crazy storm, It looks like it's the end of the world!

  • Claudia Turner

    Claudia Turner gave props (22 May 2008):


  • Pete Castle

    Pete Castle said (22 May 2008):

    Immense power and frailty all in one image. Astonishing photo.

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (23 May 2008):

    No words...

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (26 May 2008):

    fabulous picture. wow.

  • Roberto Chaves

    Roberto Chaves gave props (29 May 2008):

    Very nice!

  • Mandi Nikole

    Mandi Nikole gave props (19 Jun 2008):


  • Ivan Irawan

    Ivan Irawan gave props (6 Jul 2008):


  • Giulio Bassi

    Giulio Bassi said (17 Jul 2008):

    wow! .... fantastica!

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (17 Jul 2008):

    I'm surprized I didn't leave a comment when I faved this a while back. That's one fantastic capture of a shelf cloud. Those can be very violent and fast moving. I'm hoping to get out to the central plains next year and photograph some of these. Great shot!

  • :) L P

    :) L P gave props (19 Aug 2008):


  • Romain Chassagne

    Romain Chassagne said (8 Sep 2008):

    WOW great capture !!

  • Freida Wolden

    Freida Wolden said (18 Sep 2008):

    A definite amazing photo! I wonder if I would have been brave enough to stand there and take it! Good job!

  • Samwell

    Samwell gave props (18 Sep 2008):

    wild scene... frightening!...........

  • Scott Derryberry

    Scott Derryberry gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    best one yet!

  • Mike Baker

    Mike Baker gave props (18 Oct 2008):


  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (11 Nov 2008):

    Beautiful wallcloud capture!!!

  • Markus Jentes

    Markus Jentes (Deleted) gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    Wow what a scene!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (15 Nov 2008):

    WOW! We've had quite a few of these here, but they always come at night. Great capture.

  • Janice Mezzacappa

    Janice Mezzacappa (Deleted) gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    Amazing work!!

  • Arya Ghavamian

    Arya Ghavamian gave props (23 Nov 2008):


  • Michael Wiesman

    Michael Wiesman (Deleted) gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    This photo is SICK!

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) said (13 Dec 2008):


  • Ognjen Karabegović

    Ognjen Karabegović gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    Exelent captured.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    unbelievable!!! WOW!!!

  • Victor Ursabia

    Victor Ursabia said (13 Dec 2008):


  • Steve Gong

    Steve Gong gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    This is a really famous photo, and now I know who the photographer is! Lovely!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    Amazing image - and courage to capture it

  • Purwadi Soeriadiredja

    Purwadi Soeriadiredja said (20 Dec 2008):


  • Jason Whitman

    Jason Whitman gave props (12 Jan 2009):

    sweet capture.

  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (20 Jan 2009):

    I would have been so scared seeing this! Beautiful.

  • Bill Bungard

    Bill Bungard   gave props (27 Jan 2009):

    Wonderful capture

  • StaceyJane

    StaceyJane gave props (4 Apr 2009):

    wow this is amazing!!!

  • Snezana Jovanovic

    Snezana Jovanovic said (20 Apr 2009):

    Amazing and for respect!

  • Nate Burch

    Nate Burch (Deleted) gave props (29 Apr 2009):


  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (6 May 2009):

    Awe inspiring photo by a very brave photographer!!! One of a kind capture!

  • Ian Beer

    Ian Beer gave props (16 May 2009):

    wow! unreal!

  • Ron McLeod

    Ron McLeod said (28 Jun 2009):

    Quite the Wall Cloud. Boy, when the sky gets green like that, Woweeeee!. Great shot

  • Sorin Costea

    Sorin Costea said (5 Jul 2009):


  • Nancy Berman

    Nancy Berman gave props (25 Jul 2009):

    WOW! Scarey!

  • conchita. del. mundo.

    conchita. del. mundo. gave props (15 Aug 2009):

    no way! wowza!

  • Beth Wode

    Beth Wode (Deleted) gave props (16 Aug 2009):

    OMG what a great capture!!! awesome shot.

  • Nancy Berman

    Nancy Berman gave props (11 Sep 2009):


  • chuck goodman

    chuck goodman gave props (14 Sep 2009):


  • eric cahan

    eric cahan (Deleted) gave props (18 Oct 2009):

    awwesome shot. a favorite

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell said (22 Oct 2009):

    Amazing image of the power of nature..!

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (27 Oct 2009):



    PINAKI SARKAR gave props (10 Dec 2009):

    great image

  • Victoria Laquindanum

    Victoria Laquindanum gave props (24 Jan 2010):

    great heaven's in revenge.

  • Suzanne Arnold

    Suzanne Arnold (Deleted) gave props (18 Feb 2010):

    Oh my gosh! A great photo, to be sure! Fantastic! So many of your photos are just wonderful...

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (20 Apr 2010):

    I trust it went the other way.

  • Scot Zawada

    Scot Zawada (Deleted) gave props (11 Jul 2010):

    Fantastic storm photo, I'm Jealeous!

  • Theerapong Bhothirungsi

    Theerapong Bhothirungsi gave props (28 Dec 2010):


  • Celina Ortelli

    Celina Ortelli gave props (1 Jan 2011):

    cool shot!

  • Michael Xiao

    Michael Xiao gave props (3 Jan 2011):


  • Rajeev Jadhav

    Rajeev Jadhav gave props (14 Jan 2011):


  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (17 Jan 2011):

    What an awesome image! R

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (23 Jan 2011):

    This photo really deserves to be published. Compliments

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (23 Jan 2011):

    Fantastic image and rarely seen as beautifully portrayed as this is...It took courage to photograph it ...Congratulations on the well deserved honor of it being published.

  • Lilo Gerstenberg

    Lilo Gerstenberg gave props (24 Jan 2011):

    it shows us the mighty force of nature.

  • Tim E

    Tim E (Deleted) gave props (1 Feb 2011):

    wow! impressive.

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (29 Jun 2011):

    Publication deserved its own, beautiful colors and great shot

  • Epin Hervin

    Epin Hervin gave props (19 Aug 2011):

    Glad you save from the twister. Good photo also, and you're very brave to take this

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