A monstrous supercell is born in McCook, Neb., on June 19
Storm-chasing photographer Mike Hollingshead makes a living diving into dangerous situations to document the raging turmoil of a thoroughly pissed-off atmosphere. This footage of a supercell thunderstorm forming in McCook, Neb., represents some of the finest work in Hollingshead's "Extreme Instability" portfolio, which you can see more of here.
A deceptively peaceful beginning
Mike Hollingshead was hunting storms near North Platte, Neb., when he noticed this "rainbow-colored circumhorizon arc," a halo formed by high-up ice crystals. Nothing to worry about....