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Professional storm chaser

"Landspout Tornado, Western Kansas, 2008" - A rare, close-range photo of a non-supercellular tornado, filled with swirling dirt, grinding across a farm road in western Kansas on May 8, 2008. Extreme weather photographer Jim Reed captured this image within 150 feet of the twister. The award-winning image is the official photo of the 2012 Extreme Weather Congress in Hamburg, Germany.

This composite image was taken over the course of 12min. Photo was taken on August 29, 2011 in Aspen Grove, Utah, US.

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Solar storm peaks at strong level; why forecasting space weather is difficult

Iceland. Most incredible aurora pic of 2012 - Photograph courtesy of Jónína Óskarsdóttir for NASA

Spectacular lightning storm at Lewis Smith Lake near Jasper, Alabama, USA

"This incredible image was created on Ikaria island. The photographer set up his camera on a tripod, and then took repeated 20 second exposures. He then combined 70 of them into a single frame, creating this stunning image. The photographs were taken over 83 minutes, and the result was this 'wall of lightning'."

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Weather pictures of the year 2011: lightning, auroras, snow and ice

Volcanic lightning bolts form in the ash plume during the eruption of the volcano in southern Chile Picture: EPA

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Lunar Halos, Septuple Rainbows and Iridescent Meat: Incredible Optics Photos

Lunar Halos, Septuple Rainbows and Iridescent Heat: Incredible Optics Photos