Novice storm chaser spends 12 days making breathtaking images in nine states

A first storm fighter shared stunning images of his daring necks after traveling thousands of miles in search of the wildest conditions that mother nature has to offer.

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Dave Stevenson, 36, from London, spent 12 days in June through US states, including Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana, Oklahoma, and Texas, to capture breathtaking weather images.

He took photos using a combination of high-end cameras, lenses and highly sensitive light-detecting triggers that can make a camera shoot much faster than a person, allowing him to take a number of lightning images.

Together with three experienced storm hunters, who made a film to promote Philips & # 39; s new range of OLED TV & # 39; s, Stevenson drove about 500 miles a day to take his photos.

His photos show wild black clouds and lightning bolts hitting the ground, while Mr Stevenson's journey takes him to other states, including Wyoming, Kansas, and North Dakota.

Much of the day was spent on plans, Mr. Stevenson explains – with the team looking at the weather maps before most major supercell storms are underway – starting with a deep-running updraft – only starting in the afternoon.

A particularly hairy moment during their escapades was when a lightning bolt hit the floor at Mr. Stevenson's car. & # 39; You could feel the noise in the air, & # 39; he said.

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The team traveled more than 5,000 miles during their journey, traversing nine states in four weeks before Mr Stevenson returned his collection of recordings.

Dave Stevenson, 36, from London, spent 12 days in June through US states, including Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana, Oklahoma, and Texas, to capture breathtaking weather images (pictured in Montana)

Dave Stevenson, 36, from London, spent 12 days in June through US states, including Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana, Oklahoma, and Texas, to capture breathtaking weather images (pictured in Montana)

Lightning fills the air in Montana while Mr. Stevenson haunts storms around the state as part of a two-week visit to the US in June

Lightning fills the air in Montana while Mr. Stevenson haunts storms around the state as part of a two-week visit to the US in June

Lightning fills the air in Montana while Mr. Stevenson haunts storms around the state as part of a two-week visit to the US in June

Mr. Stevenson photographed photographs with a combination of high-end cameras, lenses and highly sensitive light-detecting triggers that can light a camera much faster than a human, allowing him to take a number of lightning images (pictured, a storm in Montana)

Mr. Stevenson photographed photographs with a combination of high-end cameras, lenses and highly sensitive light-detecting triggers that can light a camera much faster than a human, allowing him to take a number of lightning images (pictured, a storm in Montana)

Mr. Stevenson photographed photographs with a combination of high-end cameras, lenses and highly sensitive light-detecting triggers that can light a camera much faster than a human, allowing him to take a number of lightning images (pictured, a storm in Montana)

Mr. Stevenson pursued supercell storms, one characterized by a deep, continuous rotating updraft. Super cells are generally the least common and have the potential to be the most serious (pictured, in Oklahoma)
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Mr. Stevenson pursued supercell storms, one characterized by a deep, continuous rotating updraft. Super cells are generally the least common and have the potential to be the most serious (pictured, in Oklahoma)

Mr. Stevenson pursued supercell storms, one characterized by a deep, continuous rotating updraft. Super cells are generally the least common and have the potential to be the most serious (pictured, in Oklahoma)

Super cells are often isolated from other thunderstorms and can dominate the local weather up to 32 kilometers away. They usually last between two and four hours (pictured, in North Dakota)

Super cells are often isolated from other thunderstorms and can dominate the local weather up to 32 kilometers away. They usually last between two and four hours (pictured, in North Dakota)

Super cells are often isolated from other thunderstorms and can dominate the local weather up to 32 kilometers away. They usually last between two and four hours (pictured, in North Dakota)

The team traveled more than 4,500 miles on their journey, taking them across nine states in nine weeks before Mr. Stevenson returned his collection of photos (pictured, in North Dakota)

The team traveled more than 4,500 miles on their journey, taking them across nine states in nine weeks before Mr. Stevenson returned his collection of photos (pictured, in North Dakota)

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The team traveled more than 4,500 miles on their journey, taking them across nine states in nine weeks before Mr. Stevenson returned his collection of photos (pictured, in North Dakota)

Stevenson took this breathtaking picture of a storm in Montana. Supercell storms can be any size, but usually produce abundant hail, heavy rainfall and strong winds

Stevenson took this breathtaking picture of a storm in Montana. Supercell storms can be any size, but usually produce abundant hail, heavy rainfall and strong winds

Stevenson took this breathtaking picture of a storm in Montana. Supercell storms can be any size, but usually produce abundant hail, heavy rainfall and strong winds

Together with three experienced storm hunters, who made a film to promote Philips & # 39; s new range of OLED TVs, Stevenson drove about 500 miles a day to take his photos & # 39; s (pictured, in South Dakota )

Together with three experienced storm hunters, who made a film to promote Philips & # 39; s new range of OLED TVs, Stevenson drove about 500 miles a day to take his photos & # 39; s (pictured, in South Dakota )

Together with three experienced storm hunters, who made a film to promote Philips & # 39; s new range of OLED TVs, Stevenson drove about 500 miles a day to take his photos & # 39; s (pictured, in South Dakota )

His photos show wild black clouds and lightning bolts that hit the ground, with Mr Stevenson's journey taking him to other states, including Wyoming, Kansas, and North Dakota (photo, in Montana)
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His photos show wild black clouds and lightning bolts that hit the ground, with Mr Stevenson's journey taking him to other states, including Wyoming, Kansas, and North Dakota (photo, in Montana)

His photos show wild black clouds and lightning bolts that hit the ground, with Mr Stevenson's journey taking him to other states, including Wyoming, Kansas, and North Dakota (photo, in Montana)

Mr. Stevenson said after his two-week storm storm that he enjoyed the success of taking the photos, but also the ability of everyone to make sure they are in the right place at the right time are to see them

Mr. Stevenson said after his two-week storm storm that he enjoyed the success of taking the photos, but also the ability of everyone to make sure they are in the right place at the right time are to see them

Mr. Stevenson said after his two-week storm storm that he enjoyed the success of taking the photos, but also the ability of everyone to make sure they are in the right place at the right time are to see them

Stevenson is a British nature and nature photographer and also writes for magazines, newspapers and about improving your photography. He is depicted as a storm hunt in the US.

Stevenson is a British nature and nature photographer and also writes for magazines, newspapers and about improving your photography. He is depicted as a storm hunt in the US.

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Stevenson is a British nature and nature photographer and also writes for magazines, newspapers and about improving your photography. He is depicted as a storm hunt in the US.

A particularly hairy moment during their escapades was when a lightning bolt hit the floor at Mr. Stevenson's car. & # 39; You felt the static electricity in the air, & # 39; he said (in the photo, a storm in South Dakota)

A particularly hairy moment during their escapades was when a lightning bolt hit the floor at Mr. Stevenson's car. & # 39; You felt the static electricity in the air, & # 39; he said (in the photo, a storm in South Dakota)

A particularly hairy moment during their escapades was when a lightning bolt hit the floor at Mr. Stevenson's car. & # 39; You felt the static electricity in the air, & # 39; he said (in the photo, a storm in South Dakota)

Much of the day was spent planning, Mr. Stevenson explains - with the team first looking at weather maps before most major supercell storms are running - those with a deep rotating updraft - not starting until midday (pictured in Oklahoma )

Much of the day was spent planning, Mr. Stevenson explains - with the team first looking at weather maps before most major supercell storms are running - those with a deep rotating updraft - not starting until midday (pictured in Oklahoma )

Much of the day was spent planning, Mr. Stevenson explains – with the team first looking at weather maps before most major supercell storms are running – those with a deep rotating updraft – not starting until midday (pictured in Oklahoma )

Hay bales are in the foreground while dark clouds and lightning fill the sky around South Dakota, while Mr Stevenson and his team arrive to photograph the storm

Hay bales are in the foreground while dark clouds and lightning fill the sky around South Dakota, while Mr Stevenson and his team arrive to photograph the storm

Hay bales are in the foreground while dark clouds and lightning fill the sky around South Dakota, while Mr Stevenson and his team arrive to photograph the storm

The storms roll in and cover a part of South Dakota in the dark with large, black clouds. Mr. Stevenson took the pictures in June

The storms roll in and cover a part of South Dakota in the dark with large, black clouds. Mr. Stevenson took the pictures in June

The storms roll in and cover a part of South Dakota in the dark with large, black clouds. Mr. Stevenson took the pictures in June

Mr Stevenson photographed photos with a combination of high-end cameras, lenses and highly sensitive light-detecting triggers that can light a camera much faster than a human, allowing him to take a number of lightning images (photo, in Montana )

Mr Stevenson photographed photos with a combination of high-end cameras, lenses and highly sensitive light-detecting triggers that can light a camera much faster than a human, allowing him to take a number of lightning images (photo, in Montana )

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Mr Stevenson photographed photos with a combination of high-end cameras, lenses and highly sensitive light-detecting triggers that can light a camera much faster than a human, allowing him to take a number of lightning images (photo, in Montana )

The team traveled more than 4,500 miles on their journey, taking them across nine states in nine weeks before Mr. Stevenson returned his collection of photos (pictured, in North Dakota)

The team traveled more than 4,500 miles on their journey, taking them across nine states in nine weeks before Mr. Stevenson returned his collection of photos (pictured, in North Dakota)

The team traveled more than 4,500 miles on their journey, taking them across nine states in nine weeks before Mr. Stevenson returned his collection of photos (pictured, in North Dakota)

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