Welcome to Mr Twister! We are veteran storm chasers, severe weather photographers and self proclaimed weather geeks. Our mission is to bring the thrill of storm chasing to you. We developed the Storm Chase Ride Along program to give you the opportunity  to safely storm chase and witness the best mother nature has to offer in person. We enjoy helping you learn with photography tips on our blog and keeping you informed with our severe weather updates. More than anything,  we appreciate your support and thank you for visiting Mr Twister. Please subscribe to updates at the bottom of  the page and never miss breaking severe weather information.

We’re storm chasers and severe weather photographers. Our mission is to help you better understand severe weather using our photography, videography, and our book The Anatomy of Severe Weather

We’re passionate about the weather, and our goal is capturing the most intense scenes mother nature has to offer.. Every spring the great plains of the United States spring to life bringing thunderstorms, lightning and of course tornadoes.

Join us on our journey, as we head out to chase the most intense storms in tornado alley.

The Anatomy of Severe Weather will be a very powerful book. Benefiting amateurs with limited weather knowledge, advanced storm spotters and weather enthusiasts. Helping you learn about severe weather in a new and easy to understand format.

  • Weather Book with Hundreds of High Resolution Images of Severe Weather
  • Clear Overlays that Explain the Dynamics Behind the Image
  • Hard Cover Coffee Table Book printed on the finest paper.
  • Actual scenes captured by professional photographers Zach, Jason & Savannah.
  • Historical references to similar severe weather events.
  • Available as an E-book for your favorite tablet.
  • Images of Tornadoes, Supercells, Hail Storms, Wind Storms Lightning..and more.
  • Jam packed with definitions and dynamics of the most severe storms on the planet.

Growing up, we would spend hours researching and learning how the weather works. Our main tool would always fall to a book that had large pictures and text explanations. We would spend endless hours studying these books and waiting for the day that we could see these incredible acts of nature in person.

 

I just wanted to say that you guys are AWESOME! I saw that you added giving books to first responders to your new stretch goal. I am so glad to have backed you guys and am looking forward to seeing more from you in the future.” Daniel S. Kickstarter 

“This looks like it will be a beautiful book! I’m a wildland firefighter and am a bit of a weather nerd since most of the occupation can depend on extreme weather factors. Every weather book I have is comprised of mostly hand drawn images, with a few pages of low resolution photos without diagrams, so this book looks to be a wonderful companion to the library!” Jeff C. Kickstarter 

“Awesome project! We can’t wait to see the final product. This will be a useful tool in helping others understand the structure of storms!” The Sirens Project, Kickstarter

Wedding cake supercell illuminated by lightning at sunset near Hays, Kansas – 23rd May 2007. This storm produced significant straight line wind damage in Hays.  Sunset and Lightning – It’s rare to have a bolt be bright enough to really stand out during a sunset. Not on this evening. It could have been due to how close the strikes were. Shot at 24mm, F8, 1/10 of a second at ISO 200. Used a lightning trigger.  I wasn’t fortunate enough to have been chasing the twin wedge tornadoes near Pilger this year, but I at least have 2 simultaneous tornadoes in my image archive! This was from May 25, 2012 near LaCrosse KS. After the warm front mushed out further north, this storm fired further down the dryline, and produced at least 3 tornadoes at dusk/night, once the LLJ kicked in. 23 July 2014 Good morning shelf Fort Riley, KS Shelf cloud with amazing structure moved through the area this morning.  Just east of Aberdeen, SD on 7-21-14….this was one of the best sunsets I have ever witnessed personally as mammatus streaked out into some wispy cirrus behind a line of storms as the sun was setting. All of the color shown is straight off the camera. n my quest of becoming the record holder for the most 8th and 9th place finishes  I present yet another lightning image. For those that don’t recognize the rock formation – it is Chimney Rock in W Nebraska. This was a right place, right time capture as we were just headed east for a place to stay when storms started going up overhead as we passed the area. Taken on 31 May this year, it was a far more peaceful and more beautiful ending to a day than my previous 31 May experience. Hello and welcome my fellow photography and weather enthusiasts! I hope you enjoy my website and my photography. Nothing else in the world compares to seeing the beauty of mother nature in person, and I truly enjoying sharing my passion with you.

Lightning and sunset color illuminate the core of this extraordinary supercell near Booker, Texas – June 3rd 2013. This is what happens when you miss your plane to Indonesia, you get to stay back and get photos of the storm in Perth theres a positive to every situation.  I’m pretty damn happy with this photo I managed to score tonight!  This was near Murwillumbah in NSW, Australia. The night before our Australia Day holiday tomorrow! The second tornado near Rozel, KS on May 18th 2013. The tornado was wobbling back and forth, and suddenly came a little too close for comfort. A massive storm last night over inland South East Queensland, Australia. The color’s started to change as the smoke from spot fires were sucked into the cloud with the inflow’s. Made for an amazing view. I must have captured 30 like this and hundreds of smaller. An awesome night.

Big ol’ beast… large tornado in an open field, just like we like to see them as chasers. What a day. Oct 9, 2001 near Foss Lake, OK. Fresh off the SD card! This severe warned cell in South East Queensland, Australia had an awesome stroke rate. Most of the bolts seen from my location were inter-cloud but it produced occasional clear air and positive bolts. This is what happens when you miss your plane to Indonesia, you get to stay back and get photos of the storm in Perth theres a positive to every situation.  July 5th 2014 Tornado Outbreak in Saskatchewan, Canada! 6 tornados across the province on this day. Was very happy with this shot from the other day in Jabiru NT Australia. Been an awesome day of storms today and this was the end result to a amazing day in Lancelin Western Australia. Bolts got a bit close yesterday! The last shot before getting into the car quick smart lol. Bullsbrook, Western Australia. Just another blessing from mother nature here in central Oklahoma Tuesday’s sunrise “Drive By” on my way to work. S. Beach Port Washington, WI. With 15″ of snow on the ground, I think I have the right to milk the collection of blizzard shots. Greek Islands don’t exist only in summer! And here is a photo from Samos island to prove it!!

Hello and welcome my fellow photography and weather enthusiasts! I hope you enjoy my website and my photography. Nothing else in the world compares to seeing the beauty of mother nature in person, and I truly enjoying sharing my passion with you. We intercepted a strong supercell and this powerful bolt at Billings, Montana and then witnessed a truly incredible anvil lightning barrage as we drove through eastern Montana .  I went for a shoot this morning to a nearby farm on the Sunshine Coast, Australia and got this shot.  Iso1600 / f2.8 / 15secs / Canon 6d+Samyang 14mm lens . The Mackay storm season just keeps on getting better and better – This is without doubt the best start I’ve ever witnessed to the start of the season! I had a good feeling about today, with strong diffluence at 500hPa providing ample lift ahead of a mid to upper level trough. Conditions were primed during the late afternoon/evening with dewpoints pushing past 26c and just after 11pm this nuclear bomb EXPLODED just off the Coast with multiple clear air strikes pulsing 15-20km well away from the storm. This was shot at 17mm and still left the frame! The overshoot was a bohemoth! Hello and welcome my fellow photography and weather enthusiasts! I hope you enjoy my website and my photography. Nothing else in the world compares to seeing the beauty of mother nature in person, and I truly enjoying sharing my passion with you.

Approaching supercell. Big Lake, TX. May 24th 2014.  We took cover from hail at a gas station, but they weren’t so large after all. Serious flooding in the city afterwards, though. Sorry for the weird distortion. The Samyang 14 mm 2.8 is a fantastisk sharp lens, but the moustache distortion is a pain to get rid of. Storms were not predicted yesterday afternoon, but felt it was necessary to head out just in case and it paid off for us. This was taken at Jacobs Well, Queensland Australia. Great chase yesterday and some quick thinking.  I recently re-found this one from July 15 2013 the day of the infamous tweet for Saskatchewan. “Oklahoma-style’ t-storms Likely will be the most violent storms in N. America, possibly the world.” This large farm was about to take the brunt of the storm, a lot of rain, strong wind and hail. 3 tornado’s were spotted that day by others on the storm.  Incoming hail. Today a storm built up right near home. As the sun was lowering to set i expected it to go pink. But the light never reached so the nicest purple tinge happened amongst the blue/green instead. This is 6 x 10mm verticle images stitched.

After a good start to our summer storm season in Western Australia, things got quiet. However on Thursday Morning things went BOOM! Canon 5D Mark III with a Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 did the damage for this shot! Gettin’ out the big guns. The shots from our Aussie friends are freaking INCREDIBLE. Took this during a flight to Naples, Florida – where I’ll be heading in two weeks. We’re expecting a major snow storm today here in Chicago – 8-12″ with dangerous wind gusts. BRING IT – I’ve had it with boring weather, LOL. Hello and welcome my fellow photography and weather enthusiasts! I hope you enjoy my website and my photography. Nothing else in the world compares to seeing the beauty of mother nature in person, and I truly enjoying sharing my passion with you. Another Sunset of the Picher Oklahoma Christian Church, Gotta Say it Sure is a Beautiful Abandoned Church Located in Picher Oklahoma. That’s why I live the Canadian Prairies. Boom 15mins from home, no chaser traffic and completely alone on the storm, which means capturing a storm on camera forever and having unique photography. In a very windy 5 degree windchill, I attempted astrophotography for the first time tonight. I have a long way to go, but man oh man have I found something fun to experiment with!!! Hello and welcome my fellow photography and weather enthusiasts! I hope you enjoy my website and my photography. Nothing else in the world compares to seeing the beauty of mother nature in person, and I truly enjoying sharing my passion with you.  Wedding cake supercell illuminated by lightning at sunset near Hays, Kansas – 23rd May 2007. This storm produced significant straight line wind damage in Hays.  Sunset and Lightning – It’s rare to have a bolt be bright enough to really stand out during a sunset. Not on this evening. It could have been due to how close the strikes were. Shot at 24mm, F8, 1/10 of a second at ISO 200. Used a lightning trigger.

I wasn’t fortunate enough to have been chasing the twin wedge tornadoes near Pilger this year, but I at least have 2 simultaneous tornadoes in my image archive! This was from May 25, 2012 near LaCrosse KS. After the warm front mushed out further north, this storm fired further down the dryline, and produced at least 3 tornadoes at dusk/night, once the LLJ kicked in.  23 July 2014 Good morning shelf Fort Riley, KS Shelf cloud with amazing structure moved through the area this morning. Just east of Aberdeen, SD on 7-21-14….this was one of the best sunsets I have ever witnessed personally as mammatus streaked out into some wispy cirrus behind a line of storms as the sun was setting. All of the color shown is straight off the camera. In my quest of becoming the record holder for the most 8th and 9th place finishes  I present yet another lightning image. For those that don’t recognize the rock formation – it is Chimney Rock in W Nebraska. This was a right place, right time capture as we were just headed east for a place to stay when storms started going up overhead as we passed the area. Taken on 31 May this year, it was a far more peaceful and more beautiful ending to a day than my previous 31 May experience.