Professional storm chasers are a unique breed. While most people would run away from the terrifying power of tornadoes, they dive in head first. One particular storm chaser was able to capture time lapse footage of storms he chased across the United States, and the result is chillingly beautiful. Watching videos like this really gives you an idea of how powerful, scary, and beautiful nature can be - all at the same time.

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What are your thoughts on this video? Did you think it was a gorgeous capture of a natural phenomenon, or a needless risk on the photographer's part? Undoubtedly being so close to these storms carries an increased risk of danger, but I feel the resulting images are too powerful to ignore. Let us know your opinion in the comments below and on Facebook!