FORMIDABLE TORNADO CLOUDS PHOTOS: SUPERCELL STORMS CAPTURED BY CAMILLE SEAMAN AS SHE JOINED STORM CHASERS ACROSS CENTRAL U.S.

Monster: A supercell forms over farm buildings during the storm season

When the heavens open: The powerful swirling clouds that gather before forming formidable tornadoes

By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 14 July 2013

At up to 50 miles wide and 65,000ft tall these supercell storms are devastatingly beautiful, as they form over the central states in the U.S.

This stunning set of images were taken by Native American Camille Seaman, as she joined storm chasers for the peak tornado season in May and June, over four years.

She said the super cells ‘were so large that they had the capability of blocking all daylight making it very dark and ominous standing under them’.

 
Monster: A supercell forms over farm buildings during the storm seasonMonster: A supercell forms over farm buildings during the storm season
 
Eye catching: Odd shaped clouds frame the Sun Eye catching: Odd shaped clouds frame the Sun

The photographer, who lives in Emeryville, California, risked her life taking the pictures of the gathering storm clouds, which can produce hail the size of grapefruit.

Her fascination with storms developed as a child, according to the TED blog.

 Her grandfather, from the Shinnecock tribe, pointed to the sky on a hot day 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.’

Her project The Big Cloud: The Lovely Monster captures the drama of the majestic storms.

 
Oppressive: Grey swirling clouds stand out on the flat expanse of farm landOppressive: Grey swirling clouds stand out on the flat expanse of farm land
 
Dark side: A dramatic shift in light can be seen as this storm gathers over a fieldDark side: A dramatic shift in light can be seen as this storm gathers over a field
 
Time change: Day seemingly turns to night as menacing clouds gather on the horizonTime change: Day seemingly turns to night as menacing clouds gather on the horizon
 
Touch down: A super cell looms close to the groundTouch down: A super cell looms close to the ground
 
Swept up: The sky looks as if it is being sucked into the menacing body of this supercell stormSwept up: The sky looks as if it is being sucked into the menacing body of this supercell storm
 
Bruised: Clouds look like they have been stained with blue and purple ink as a storm forms over this dusty roadBruised: Clouds look like they have been stained with blue and purple ink as a storm forms over this dusty road
 
Electric: Lighting is obscured by storm clouds as the supercell forms near an electricity poleElectric: Lighting is obscured by storm clouds as the supercell forms near an electricity pole
 
Swirls: The blues and grays of the storm clouds contrast with the lush pastures belowSwirls: The blues and grays of the storm clouds contrast with the lush pastures below
 
Texture: Bubbling purple clouds swell in the sky during storm seasonTexture: Bubbling purple clouds swell in the sky during storm season
 
Chase: A supercell races across the flat expanse of landChase: A supercell races across the flat expanse of land
 
Dramatic: Car lights can be seen in the distance as a huge swirling storm mass gathers over a roadDramatic: Car lights can be seen in the distance as a huge swirling storm mass gathers over a road

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