|Travel Image Gallery
|Severe Weather & Travel Photography
By Martin Kucera
|Tornado Alley 2005
|Florida Lightning, Waterspout, Hurricane,
Large Hail & Tornado Photography
Adventure Travel Notes From Around The World
|Supercell thunderstorm in Kansas during sunset.
|June 10th, 2006 - Incredible supercell in eastern
Colorado. Notice the intense hail shaft.
|Martin Kucera filming a half mile wide tornado
near Jayton, TX on June 12th, 2006
|Click above for Hurricane Wilma sample video.
Wilma greatly affected south Florida
and Florida Keys.
For chase account click on the following link
|Late summer of 2005 - a perfect thunderstorm over
Florida Bay. This almost stationary storm provided
plenty of lightning flashes and photo opportunities.
|June 12th, 2005 - Texas Panhandle supercell that
produced multiple tornadoes including a very
photogenic wedge shortly after this shot was taken
|June 12th 2005 - Kent County, TX rotating
mesocyclone about to produce multiple tornadoes
|A translucent smoke cylinder of a forming
waterspout near Key West (Summer of 2005) just
seconds before the picture was taken this then
weak tornado ran directly over my car. This is one
of the early stages in waterspout development.
Later you were able to look up and see the funnel
extend all the way to the parent cloud directly
overhead. Notice the boat in a close proximity the
to waterspout. Image from video.
|Waterspout near Long Key,
FL - summer of 2005
|August 15th - A lone sunset
thunderstorm over Florida Bay.
|It has been almost a year since the
amazing lightning event that happened on
April 10th, 2006 here in the Florida Keys.
I have never seen lightningas intense
as I have on that memorable day...
Click on the photo above to watch a short
video clip of one of many positive lightning
discharges from that night.
|Greensburg, KS - EF5 Wedge Tornado
May 4th, 2007 - 9:50:40pm
|April 24th, 2007 - Central Kansas stormy afternoon.
|April 23rd, 2007 - Protection, KS Tornado
|May 5th, 2007 - A wall cloud forms just minutes
before producing a large cone tornado in Kansas.
|LP Supercell in Nebraska on June 10th, 2007
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|Positively charged lightning strike over the
Atlantic ocean. Islamorada, FL - Sept28, 2008
|Large Florida Keys waterspout just north of
Marathon, FL on August 25th, 2007
|Florida Lightning .com
|Some major changes coming during 2011 summer time
thunderstorm season here in the Florida Keys.
First of all, my lightning photography equipment has gotten
to a stage where it is just too old to be able to deliver great
results. I will be purchasing a brand new camera and will be
completely rejuvenated and ready to bring some amazing
lightning photography here during the upcoming season.
Another very busy waterspout season is just around the
corner and we will be ready to go out there and capture
some of the most intense waterspout video and high
resolution photographs to date.
Also possibly planning a trip to Midwest this late Spring to
chase and film supercell thunderstorms. This will greatly
depend on a daily work schedule, but will probably fly
out for a few days each time, depending on the setup.
|Waterspout outbreak near Islamorada, FL on April 13th, 2011.
Witnessed about six waterspout up close from a boat.
For more, please visit WaterspoutVideo.com
|Lightning in the distance over waters of Atlantic ocean as
seen from Islamorada, FL on July 20th, 2011. Moon high
in the sky provided for some extra light needed to
illuminate the distant storms.
|Florida Keys Positive Lightning Bolt near
Islamorada, FL - August 9th, 2011
|Positive lightning bolt near lower Florida Keys during
very early morning hours of July 20th, 2012
|You know, sky can be blue at night too... July 20th, 2012
near lower Florida Keys
|Bolt from the blue over the flats just north of No Name
Key, FL - July 30th, 2012
|Florida Keys Lightning as seen from Big Pine Key, FL,
looking south, during late evening of August 22nd, 2012