The phenomenon of nature never ceases to amaze us. Even though nature can be extremely beautiful sometimes it can be scary also. Out of the beauty of nature, you can capture a myriad of moments. But when it comes to weather photos no one seems to do a better job than this photographer. Mike Olbinski is a photographer whose profession started since he was a young boy. Now he is a professional wedding and portrait photographer who chases storms like witches hunting whenever he can. Recently he got a very “good prey” a rare quadruple microburst.
A microburst is a “localized column of sinking air (downdraft) within a thunderstorm.” The pattern of intense winds that descend from rain clouds hit the ground, and fans out horizontally. Microbursts are short-lived, usually lasting from about 5 to 15 minutes. But within these minutes Oblinski witnessed four clear columns of precipitation shooting toward Earth, which is quite rare to see. The photographer was out on a storm-chasing tour with two guests and an assistant when they witnessed the event.
1. A stunning supercell moves over the wheat fields and plains near Cotton Center, Texas just after sunset.
Even though you might see quite a lot of microbursts in Arizona the place where the photographer lives. However, for Oblinski this was something else. He stated that he saw two microbursts for a few minutes and it was unreal looking and then he quickly realized the right side of the storm was beginning to dump as well and suddenly before they were just these four massive columns of rain and hail crashing down, all clearly visibly separated which was unreal.”
What an amazing sight a million-dollar view for sure! They would have missed this incredible nature show, as the group of the photographer was on their way to the hotel when they noticed a storm coming. So They decided to get in front of the storm to see what would happen when the microburst appeared.
In one of his interviews, Oblinski recalled; We were the only storm chasers on it—which is a rare thing—so our photos and time-lapses were all that captured it,” [It] was an amazing feeling. But beyond that, just standing there, watching it unfold was magical. Euphoric. This is why we chase, to see stuff like this.”
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