Videographer captures supercell thunderstorms in all their glory

Thunderstorms are undoubtedly very intimidating but Kansas-based photographer Chad Cowan never backs down from a daunting experience if it leads to capturing some great photographs. Cowan has driven as many as 100,000 miles all around the U.S to record powerful thunderstorms in high definition. He has recently combined the main events of all the footages that he captured in the previous years in a short film, Fractal. “The ingredient based explanation for supercell thunderstorms cites moisture, wind shear, instability and lift as the reasons for their formation. I prefer to focus on the big picture. Supercell thunderstorms are a manifestation of nature’s attempt to correct an extreme imbalance. The ever ongoing effort to reach equilibrium or viscosity is what drives all of our weather, and the force with which the atmosphere tries to correct this imbalance is proportional to the gradient. In other words, the more extreme the imbalance, the more extreme the storm”, Cowan shares his method of shooting supercell thunderstorms. Check out this video right here!

Image and Video Courtesy: Chad Cowan

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