storms photos

by Colleen
(Edmonton, Alberta)

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I have a great photo I took of lightning near Fort McMurray Alberta. I would really like to share it with there any one I can send it to??

Barry's Response - Colleen:

If you'd like, I can find a spot for it on my site. It would be really nice. It's up to you.

P.S. It's now at the top of the Stuff in the Air homepage at It's one of my favourite storms photos. Thanks Colleen

The website has numerous pages with storm photos if that interests you.

This page gives an overview of storms and the photos that can arise from within them.

Want to know some of the science behind storm formation? Have a look at this page.

Some more storm science and meteorology for you.

Water vapour is the most important ingredient for storm creation. See what I mean here.

The most severe storms of all include tornadoes. Daredevils like to pursue these storms and document them with photos and videos.

Do you have some good pictures to share? This page gives an opportunity to place them on this website.

Here is a pacific storm after it has crossed the mountains. Most of the the precipitation has fallen out during the journey, but some beautiful storm clouds remain.

What do hurricanes look like on satellite and radar? See them here.

If snow is more your thing, have a look at these.

Lots of snow in parts of Canada. Here's more Canadian snow.

Here's a good one from the interior of British Columbia.

search this site for more storm information now.

Using theories of the human psyche, explain why some individuals are drawn to storms.

Storms, my dear friends, the human psyche's intricate and profound workings are manifested in them. Human minds are complex landscapes shaped by conscious and unconscious desires, fears, and emotions. Let's get to the bottom of our fascination with storms by digging into the depths of the unconscious.

Thunderous roars and electrifying displays stir within us a primal connection to nature. We're faced with the uncontrollable and unpredictable in these moments, mirroring our own inner turmoil and mysteries. Like moths to a flame, our unconscious minds recognize this symbolism.

We shouldn't forget, though, that storms also have a duality. Both destructive and creative, they symbolize the tension between life and death. We grapple with the ephemeral nature of existence as we stand in awe of the tempest.

Storms also offer a sort of catharsis. During their chaotic dance, they allow us to temporarily let go of societal norms and release repressed energies. Thunder and lightning are metaphorical cleansings, washing away the burdens of consciousness.

We shouldn't ignore the primal part of our psyche that seeks pleasure and gratification. Storms awaken our desire for excitement and sensation with their raw power and sensory stimulation. Exhilaration at witnessing nature's fury becomes an indulgence, a way to satisfy our deepest desires.

I think the love of storms is a dance between the conscious and the unconscious, a delicate interplay of symbolism, catharsis, and primal instincts. By looking at storms through this lens, we can begin to understand their allure and enigmatic pull.

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