Wednesday, December 15, 2010

15 Incredible Shots of Natural Disasters

Nature's wrath is unmerciful, and to say she's extremely powerful would be a major understatement. Understanding the capability of what she can do is hard to visualize, but with the help of some very skilled photographers, who took these shots at the perfect moment, we can come close. Here, then, are 15 amazing shots that will renew your respect for Mother Nature.

1.Supercell Thunderstorm in Montana, 2010 (Sean Heavey)

2.Chaiten Volcano in Chana, Chile, 2008 (Carlos Gutierrez)

3.Eyjafjallajokull Volcano in Iceland, 2010 (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)

4.Lightning Storm in Roswell, New Mexico, 2010 (AP Photo/Roswell Daily Record, Mark Wilson)

5.Undersea Volcano in Tonga, 2009 (LOTHAR SLABON/AFP/Getty Images)

6.Brushfires in Victoria, Australia, 2009 (AP Photo)

7.Fire in Little Tujunga Canyon, California, 2008 (REUTERS/Gene Blevins)

8.Double Cyclone in Iceland, 2006 (NASA/Jesse Allen)

9.Dust Storm in China, 2001 (NASA/Jesse Allen, Robert Simmon/MODIS science team)

10.Flooding in Rajanpur district, Pakistan, 2010 (REUTERS/Stringer)

11.Flooding in Iowa, 2008 (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

12.Earthquake in Sichuan, China, 2008 (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

13.Earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 2010 (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

14.Tsunami in Hat Rai Lay Beach, near Krabi in southern Thailand, 2004 (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

15.Tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 2005 (Dimas Ardian/Getty Images)