Up to 100 would-be Area 51 raiders descended on the Nevada desert on Friday, September 20, in a bid to “see them aliens”. However the turnout was a far cry from the 2.1 million who pledged to attend the cancelled “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” event organised by online pranksters. Continue reading »
A “storm chaser” ; this is how Nick Moir, this Instagram account’s creator, views himself. By scrolling down his pictures, we discover a wild universe, filled with supernatural tones, and we walk by his side into formidable sand storms. Continue reading »
There’s a street vendor in Vietnam that appears to be above his competition. Mainly because the merchant looks so appealing, he would probably persuade you even into buying sand in a desert. Continue reading »
During the First World War, the size and scale of some of the weaponry produced devastating wounds and losses on soldiers. In order to provide some protection to the men in the front lines, armies explored the possibility of providing them with different types of armor. Continue reading »
It is no secret Donald Trump feels strongly about his public perception.
He has previously fired up publicly when he was mocked for having small hands and he slammed Saturday Night Live’s impersonation of him as a ‘complete hit job’. But no matter how much the President works to prove himself as a big leader, there’s always those willing to bring him down to something a little smaller. Behold the latest meme taking the internet by storm: Tiny Trumps. The edited images of the President first appeared on a new Reddit community called Tiny Trumps. Continue reading »
Veteran storm chaser and photographer Mike Olbinski captured the stunning beauty of monsoons in timelapses and stills while chasing storm systems across America. After years on the road the photographer has perfected his set up and takes every setback in his stride as he tries to get ahead of every storm.
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A monster shelf cloud moves towards a small community in San Manuel, Arizona, 12 September 2016. Thousands of rain drops merge to form mammoth travelling sheets of water in these breathtaking monsoons. Continue reading »
These Storm Troopers might’ve finally found the droids they’re looking for—but instead of a couple chatty robots, they’ve got bottles of whiskey. A scotch lover who fittingly calls himself Scotch Trooper (aka @scotch_trooper) photographs the toy soldiers playfully interacting with the brown liquor in a myriad of ways: they unbox massive bottles, enjoy a nice pour, and do what they do best—guard the liquid with their guns drawn. Continue reading »
These stunning images show the phwoar-some power of some of Americas most extreme weather. Camille Seaman’s wondrous work features huge super cells, crashing lightning and gale-force winds. The roaming photographer has chased storms across the US from Iowa to Wyoming and from Minnesota to Texas. Her favorite places to chase are Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota – notorious hotspots for spectacular storms. Here: this lovely monster over a farm, Lodgepole, Nebraska in 2012. Continue reading »
A photographer has weathered some of America’s most violent storms to capture these stunning snaps. Storm chaser Mike Mezeul II, 30, has traveled all over the US to shoot the likes of mammoth thunderstorms and surreal cloud patterns. His incredible collection of storm images are the result of more than 15 years of photography and thousands of miles of travel. The photographer, from Frisco in Texas, USA, became interested in storm chasing aged 16 when he got his first car. He has since shot ferocious storms as far north as the Canadian border and as far south as Mexico. Here: Mike waiting for the storm at Cheyenne, Wyoming, June 2014.
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A girl skips with a rope in the village of Ologa in the western state of Zulia, Venezuela October 23, 2014. This year the Catatumbo Lightning was approved for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Guinness World Records, dethroning the Congolese town of Kifuka as the place with the world’s most lightning bolts per square kilometer each year at 250. Scientists think the Catatumbo, named for a river that runs into the lake, is normal lightning that just happens to occur far more than anywhere else, due to local topography and wind patterns. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)
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Assistants of French chocolate maker Jean-Paul Hevin work on a four-meter (13-feet) tall chocolate King-Kong created by Richard Orlinski in Colombes, near Paris, on the eve of the 20th Salon du Chocolat (Paris Chocolate Show), Oct 27, 2014. Continue reading »
A solar flare erupts on the Sun’s northeastern hemisphere. Space weather officials say the strongest solar storm in more than six years is already bombarding Earth with radiation with more to come. It’s mostly an issue for astronauts’ health and satellite disruptions, and it can also cause communication problems for airplanes that go over the poles. (NASA/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.
The Space Needle is seen as snow flurry clouds surrounded downtown Seattle on Jan. 17, 2012. (REUTERS/Anthony Bolante) Continue reading »
Snow hangs on rose petals as snowfall begins in Nyack, New York, October 29, 2011. A rare October snowstorm bore down on the heavily populated Northeast on Saturday, with some areas bracing for up to a foot of snow and major power outages. (Reuters) Continue reading »
A dust storm hovers over Queen Creek, Ariz. Thursday, Aug. 18. The dust storm, also known as a haboob in Arabic and around Arizona, swept through Pinal County and headed northeast, reaching Phoenix at about 6 p.m. It was the third major dust storm to hit the Phoenix metro area since last month. (Matt York / AP) Continue reading »
Solar blasts of energy from the sun began reaching the Earth on Friday and could disrupt some communications, according to scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Storms are brewing some 93 million miles away and three solar flares erupted on the sun starting Tuesday, touching earth’s magnetic field on Friday in the form of fast-moving “solar wind” and is blowing by the Earth. (NASA / NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center / IBITimes) Continue reading »
An actor dressed as the Star Wars character Darth Vader waits in the rain to be photographed with tourists in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The tourists, meanwhile, have all taken shelter. (AP). Click to zoom.
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