From Hurricanes in Space to Raging Fire Photos

 - Jan 24, 2013
There’s something intriguing about storm photography; something innately gawk-worthy about natural disasters and civic chaos. The power of mother nature takes control over the world people are so used to controlling themselves and turns everything upside down.

The photographers that dare to capture this chaos give the rest of us a time capsule to remember the devastation and, in some cases, relive the triumph of the recovery effort. Whether it's a usually busy street reduced to a ghost town after a storm or the mythic clouds swirling over a rural field, the contrast between what’s expected of a setting and what’s captured in these storm photography spreads is what makes it appealing.

Storm photography is popular for the same reason most people slow down on the highway to look at an accident; the tragic drama is too engaging for us to look away.