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

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.

All photos courtesy of Camille Seaman.

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  1. Some excellent photographs!

  2. If you like these you might be interested to see a video of my most recent chase this year:

  3. Fantastic photos! Glad I wasn’t there!

  4. Taking my hat off! Sure glad you listened to your daughter!
    Thanks for sharing your vision!!!

  5. All the photos are really extra-ordinary. They all have the power to make you feel what the photographer must have felt at the moment.

  6. Gorgeous photos! They have a very surreal quality.

  7. Storms are created when a center of low pressure develops with system of high pressure surrounding it. This combination of opposing forces creat, winds and result in the formation of storm clouds.
    Atlantic, Pacific,Indian ocean regions are typically porn to such outbreaks. Camille Seaman’s devoted pictures are rarely superb.

  8. Oh how i would love to work with Camille Seaman! My dream is to chase such storms!

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  10. Amazing photos! Posted this on Killcool


  11. Great photos! Amazing capture of the result of weather modification, and climate engineering field experiments! Contrary to what mainstream media tells us, natural weather is a thing of the past. Weather modification has been common practice since the ’60s, but don’t take my word for it, and future thread commenters, please save yourselves the embarrassment of attempting to “debate” it, instead, do the research. Start with a law review scholar citation that offers nearly a full page of references such as this, then check the references. It’s simple.

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