Caught on Tape: Spectacular Supercell Taking Form in Wyoming

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Chasing storms is not an easy task. It’s not the safest, either. That’s why it’s hard not to give storm chasers mad props for doing what their doing.

Take Oklahoma-based storm chasers Basehunters, for example. They’ve been chasing the craziest types of weather all over the country for a few years now, from tornadoes to thunderstorms, and you just know that they’ve come close to life-threatening situations once or twice in their careers.

Their missions have led to some of the amazing and epic images of storms you’ll ever see in your life, however, so in a huge way, it’s worth it.

Here’s their latest capture – a timelapse video of a spectacular supercell taking form in Wyoming. It was taken by what seems like a GoPro attached to the roof of one of their vans. The video itself looks like it wasn’t post-processed; but focus in on the dark-gray clouds as they ominously rotate into a massive vortex that looks like it’s about to turn into a tornado.

It’s pretty awesome and just a tad daunting. See it after the jump.

If you think this video is cool, check out the other photos and videos this group has captured during their excursions on their Facebook page and their YouTube Channel.

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Spellbinding Timelapse Video Showcasing Wyoming’s Dramatic Landscapes

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Photographs are like windows. They’re like windows to cherished events, old memories, and even a person’s soul. At times, especially when done right, photographs are like windows that take us to new worlds that we haven’t seen… to beautiful landscapes unknown, to places we have yet to discover ourselves.

Take photographer Nicolaus Wegner’s work, for example. Mainly a wedding and portrait photographer by trade, he also captures dramatic landscapes and his images–complete with rain clouds, lightning, and the occasional tornado–magnetically draw us into places many of us would have just easily dismissed.

A year ago, he spent two full adventurous months working on a timelapse project he called “Wyoming Landscapes,” which showcases the sweeping landscapes of Wyoming often under crazy weather conditions, in the hopes of introducing the rest of the world to his undeniably beautiful but rarely thought-of home state.

The resulting video from that project was so impressive that he just knew he had to do it again. So he dedicated fourteen unbelievable months–that is, around 150 days of driving, backpacking, walking, exploring, and even storm chasing, and more than 100 miles hiking through the wilderness with a pack full of heavy gear–to shoot an even more impressive one. At the end of it all, Wegner had taken around 125,000 still photographs and logged plenty of editing hours.

And it was worth it. With the help of the band Ghost Kollective, he produced a fitting conclusion to his timelapse project that’s even more spellbinding than the first. At times soothing, at times electrifying, but over all stunning, “Wyoming Lanscapes II” will definitely ignite the wanderlust in you. Before you know it, you’ll be packing your bags and heading for the majesty that is Wyoming.

See the video after the jump.

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