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Lightning strikes pine tree by bill.bryant99 on Flickr. "I managed to catch this lightning strike on a pine tree last night. Fortunately, there was heavy rain at the time, so the fire was extinguished immediately." Golden, Colorado, US.
"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.