A selection of rare photographs of the weather.
All of them were made by people who were at the right time in the right place.
Not every professional photographer will be able to repeat such a picture, these people were just lucky.
1. This is a snapshot, who did not want to repeat to anyone. Two seconds later, after Mary MakKuiken photographed his brothers on a cliff top Moro in Sequoia National Park (California) in them was struck by lightning. Traveler, behind the scenes, was killed, and Sean (left), later died from complications caused by injury. Michael MakKuiken (right) survived. The family traveled to the Sierra Nevada in August 1975, when the incident happened. Picture taken Mary MakKuiken.
2. Over the history of photography was done many fantastic pictures of tornadoes, but none of them can compare to this. Carefree Audra Thomas photographed at a time when the tornado class F1 rushing towards her family farm just a mile behind her. Photo creates the impression that girl posing on a background of the Statue of Liberty or something like that. Tornado swept through the farm and destroyed a barn that stood on its territory. The whole scene took place south of Beaver City, Nebraska, in April 1989. Picture taken Odra mother, Marilyn Thomas.
3. Not one, not two, not three, but four of the tornado simultaneously rotate in this photograph taken in the Mediterranean sea near Cyprus. Details of the events depicted in this photo (date or exact location) are unknown. Picture taken Roberto Gyadisom.
4. Photographs of individual hailstones pretty boring, even if it's monsters like Vivian, 18-centimeter-hailstone champion from South Dakota. Unfortunately, no one before, it seems, had never occurred to me to make a good photo of the landscape, dotted with hailstones the size of 15-18 inches. In general, there are some amazing photos of the assembly of hailstones, but none of them can beat this. On it you can see the rocks of hail up to five meters, formed near the town of Clayton, New Mexico, after a storm of hail, which was held August 13, 2004. Hail drifted into the creek heavy rain, and he has accumulated over her bend. This photo was taken almost the next day after a stream broke its way through the deposits of the hail, which, by their appearance resemble a real glacier. Picture taken by Barbara underground.
5. "Pole of Cold" in northeastern Siberia - is the coldest permanently populated areas on the planet, which is particularly notable region near the cities of Oymyakon and Verkhoyansk, where the average January temperature is around minus mark 55 degrees Celsius. During the Soviet era children were special courses ultraviolet irradiation to withstand the long, dark and cold Siberian winters with a constant lack of sunlight. Picture taken by a professional photographer Mark S. Wexler.
6. This strange photo was taken to the cemetery in the northwest Arkansas after a devastating ice storm on 27-28 January 2009. Ice thickness up to five centimeters accumulated on most horizontal surfaces. Dead trees in the background, the obelisk, and wreaths of flowers together to create a picture not only amazing, but filled with deep characters. Picture taken by a professional photographer Mike Hollingshead.
7. Snow bedroll is a very rare phenomenon that happens only if the weather conditions correspond exactly with: fresh sticky snow (not too wet and not too dry), strong winds, and a large open space for their formation (not necessarily on a hill, as on this picture). And although there are many pretty good snow photos skatok (is that they grow more than a meter in diameter), but no one except Mr. Hagerman did not think to put a human lens to give an idea of their size. These giant snow bedroll formed in the valley Lamuel in Vermont in February 1973. Picture taken by Ronald L. HaGermanit.
8. Great Buran in January 1977 in Buffalo, New York, had the effect that wind gusts reach speeds of hurricane smashed windows in homes and snow "tongues" penetrated to a depth of ten meters indoors. Buran and all winter 1976-1977 year were so severe that some scholars climatologists at that time believed that a new "Little Ice Age." Photos like this only reinforce this theory. Picture taken Dino Innandrea and first presented in the book of "Buran Buffalo", entitled "White Death" authored by Erno Rossi.
9. This is a photo of two lenticular cloud formations above the peaks of the mountains near Otivarongo Omatako Constituency, Namibia. This event took place in February 2004. And although there are not enough photos of lenticular clouds fantastic (and some much prettier this), but it is a rare photo of two adjacent peaks, which occur almost simultaneous formation of two twin clouds. Picture taken Viveka Venegas.
10. As in the case of lenticular clouds, there are many extraordinary photographs of super-cells or other cloud formations related to hurricanes. But this photo special. This is a snapshot of a super-cell, formed over the southern Nebraska in June 2011. As a photographer Mike Hollingshead said "Sometimes the storm looked like a giant tsunami in the sky».
11. Birds on the high seas are sometimes caught in the eye of a hurricane or typhoon and forced to seek shelter on the decks of passing ships that were nearby. That's what happened on photos shown above in August 1926, when the ship "SS West Kuichi "hurricane passed through the Gulf of Mexico. Photos taken this picture is unknown. Photo taken from the classic book Ivan Ray Tannhilla "Hurricanes: Their nature and history" in 1938.
12. Perhaps some strange picture for the end of compilation, but it is interesting for several reasons. First and foremost - the photo was taken in Lincoln, Nebraska, night July 25, 1936, when the temperature in Lincoln fell to 33 degrees Celsius. It was the hottest night in the history of the United States outside the Southwest desert. During the day, the temperature rose to all-time high of 46 degrees. The second reason that this remarkable photo - that in the absence of air conditioners people are sleeping on the lawn in front of the government building. This spectacle is hardly ever more can be seen in the United States - at least, because of weather conditions. Photographer unknown. Photo taken from the archives of the Historical Society of the State of Nebraska.
13. Fairbanks, Alaska, the temperature falls each year to -45 degrees Celsius, and this cheerful picture was taken January 29, 2012. Picture taken Terezka Sunshine.