This past summer was a Summer of Storms in the mid west USA, and electrician/amateur photographer Sean Heavey did his part to capture a few of them on film. Heavey has photographed storms for the last seven years, but his most recent shots are up for a prestigious award by National Geographic.

‘I have two storm chasing friends I met through my wife Toni and they’ve been badgering me to go out with them for that long,’ explained Sean.

‘I’ normally rely on simply being in the right place at the right time for my photography, while I’m out working. But in July I finally decided to do it and thankfully this picture was the result. We don’t usually get weather like this out in Montana, it felt like the perfect storm. The power was awe inspiring.’

Take a look at the five images below, and then read the full story from the Daily Mail to see the rest.

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  • Sharon Strock

    It's an amazing, though sometimes scary, sight. From far away, you call tell how large these storms are. They're packed with so much of Mother Nature's power that it makes one feel tense about the potential damage it can create.