Storm chaser captures mother nature in all its glory series of amazing images

PIC BY MAXIMILIAN CONRAD / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: A view from the road while escaping to the south, Stratford, Texas.) - WOW! These stunning snaps capture some of Americas most intense storms from an extraordinarily close perspective. The amazing images showcase the power of mother-nature as they capture terrifying tornados, supercells and lightning. Fearless storm-chaser Maximilian Conrad from, Germany, captured the images while on a chase-cation with friends in America. Together with his pals, Dennis, Lars and Heiko, Max, 39, chased ferocious storms across Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas in search of the perfect shot. - SEE CATERS COPY

WOW! These stunning snaps capture some of America’s most intense storms from an extraordinarily close perspective.

The amazing images showcase the power of mother-nature as they capture terrifying tornadoes, super-cells and lightning.

Fearless storm-chaser Maximilian Conrad from, Germany, captured the images while on a ‘chase-cation’ with friends in America.

MAXIMILIAN CONRAD / CATERS NEWS - Amazing light and very intense updraft of a fresh storm, south of the Dodge City super cell.

MAXIMILIAN CONRAD / CATERS NEWS – Amazing light and very intense updraft of a fresh storm, south of the Dodge City super cell.

Together with his pals, Dennis, Lars and Heiko, Max, 39, chased ferocious storms across Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas in search of the perfect shot.

He said: “My fascination for storms has many reasons the most important is probably the combination of nature’s raw and potentially destructive power.

“Together with its ability to paint unique and sometimes amazing sculptures into the sky which then constantly change.

“Becoming passionate for storms and weather in general started for me like for many others in my childhood I was struck in awe about one certain and weird looking thunderstorm over my hometown dropping giant hail stones.

 MAXIMILIAN CONRAD / CATERS NEWS - A high precipitation supercell just north of Stratford, Texas.

MAXIMILIAN CONRAD / CATERS NEWS – A high precipitation supercell just north of Stratford, Texas.

“Years later I learned that it was as so called low precipitation supercell which generally belong to most amazing structures you can find in the skies.”

Super cells often occur when winds are turning clockwise with height and cause violent storms.

They can attain over 100miles per hour and are able to produce extremely large hail and strong/violent tornadoes and can pose a high threat to life and property.

It wasn’t just childhood that made Mr Conrad so interested in storms but also learning more about them.

Max said: “Over the years I learned a lot about weather, synoptics and forecasting from my glider pilot education and starting in the late 90s also from scientific literature as well as from the Internet.”

 MAXIMILIAN CONRAD / CATERS NEWS - Upward lightning appears in the weakening supercell in Leoti, Kansas.

MAXIMILIAN CONRAD / CATERS NEWS – Upward lightning appears in the weakening supercell in Leoti, Kansas.

 

“There is a real danger involved with storm chasing if not properly warned.

Mr Conrad said: “Since some of the storms are potentially harmful to the people living in that area we relay important details about the storm to support the national weather service to improve the local severe weather warnings.

“The better and earlier the warnings, the higher the chances are for local people to seek shelter or generally to prepare for the upcoming danger.”