A Shinnecock Indian, Camille Seaman has spent her career as a photographer illustrating the interconnectedness of all life. When she was a child, her grandfather took her outside to play on a hot summer day. He pointed to the sky and said, “Look, do you see that? That’s part of you up there. That’s your water that helps to make the cloud that becomes the rain that feeds the plants that feeds the animals.” Seaman, who gave a talk at TED2013 on storm chasing in the American Midwest, began her project in 2008, stalking these “lovely monsters,” as she calls them. Below, find 8 more astounding images from Seaman’s growing collection of storm photos, titled The Big Cloud.

The Lovely Monster Over the Farm, Lodgepole

NE, 22 June 2012 19:15CST / Photo: Camille Seaman

EF-4, Bennington

Salina KS, May 28, 2013 / Photo: Camille Seaman

El Reno

OK, May 31, 2013 / Photo: Camille Seaman

Inflow Bands, Chappell

NE, 22 June 2012  19:55CST / Photo: Camille Seaman

Inflow Bands

Chappell NE, 22 June 2012 19:55CST / Photo: Camille Seaman

Storm Chaser with Mammatus Clouds

Kansas May 28, 2013 / Photo: Camille Seaman

Illuminated Rain

Southern Kansas May 29, 2013 / Photo: Camille Seaman

Near the Gasworks

OK, May 27, 2013 / Photo: Camille Seaman

Supercell with Windmill

Chappell, NE, 22 June 2012 / Photo: Camille Seaman

All photos courtesy of Camille Seaman.