Commercial aircraft narrowly avoids being struck upon take-off Darwin Dec 30 2012
Image above was taken soon after I was doing investigative work on a pine tree that had been destroyed by lightning not far from where this photo was taken. Luckily for me I had heard the thunder and went after this monster!
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This site is dedicated to the late Peter Jarver who lived in the Northern Territory for many years photographing our wonderful storms and landscapes. His inspiration and passion as a storm chaser encouraged me to pursue my own chasing and photography interests. I hope that my own photographs show the same passion, so please, enjoy .
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"INCREDIBLE lightning photos!"
Reed Timmer Tornadovideos.net
"Anyone who loves storm chasing or thunderstorms themselves needs to see these photos. Want to see more? Go check out Mikes website. He does incredible work."
Cathy L Gregg, Rhino Concepts
Mike O'Neill - Internationally recognised Storm Chaser.
Photographing Darwin's lightning, thunderstorms &
2009 Featured in French GEO Magazine, 2010 Maxima Europe Magazine, and August 2010 National Geographic Channel's Naked Science program titled Lightning Reloaded. Documentary 2010 with Japan's NHK Broadcasting, Kyodo Television Japan 2012, and ABC Darwin documentaries
If you'd like to become a storm spotter go to...
Australia go to http://www.bom.gov.au/storm_spotters/index.shtml
(Darwin harbor storm with a wonderful strike as reward!)
Immerse yourself in this beautiful lightning video with wonderful string accompaniment by Brian Williams & photographed by Cathy L Gregg. This footage has reached a staggering 900,000 hits - that's how spectacular it is.
Sherrie Chavez Photography.
Now it's time to get the real feeling of the world of storm chasing , so hold on! There's so many aspects to what this guy experiences which many chasers enjoy - it's worth the look right to the end!
(An afternoon thunderstorm approaching Darwin city from the east)
Links and local Darwin businesses that I recommend you
I recommend and use EPRINT DARWIN for all my photographic printing. Stan is the business owner and he can create any media/advertising displays and props for you both corporate and personal. My images are mounted on aluminium and the ink and paper used are of industrial quality assuring a lifetime of quality. You can find Stan's business and EPRINT at 9/3 Downes St, Winnellie email at email@example.com
Mark Hamilton, A truly gifted photographer in Darwin with stunning portrait images. I have no hesitation recommending Mark for wedding or commercial photography, event, model portfolio or glamor photography in Darwin.
Traveling through the Northern Territory would not be complete without a stop-over in Katherine, roughly 290km south from Darwin. It's the gateway to Katherine Gorge and many other fantastic places to visit! Go to this link for all the information on what's happening there:
ed of professional, quality work. s shop.
Australian government weather site for all info and if you'd like to participate as a storm spotter also: http://www.bom.gov.au/
U.S. Meteorologist Jeff Haby's awesome information weather site:
The link below allows you to take the online weather school course, view
WRF live graphics and much more.
* NEW! Andrew Revering is a storm chaser for KSTP Ch5 in Minneapolis, MN and maintains a wonderful storm chasing site with outstanding images here at: http://www.revering.net/
NEW! Don't know who are storm chasers around the world? Andrew Revering has a brilliant list of hundreds of storm chasers' sites. Click on the link below. Highly recommended.
Nolan Caldwell's site with some excellent nature and storm photos from Darwin and beyond!
Nick Moir is partnered with several other outstanding photographers on this Australian site below. See Nick's 'Tropical Chaser' gallery featuring both of us chasing for European GEO Magazine in 2007.
Michael Bath's outstanding lightning and storm page with loads of info.
George Kourounis - Canadian storm chaser and world adventurer and host of the Weather Channel's new Angry Planet series
Brisbane Storm Chase website - loads of technical info and tools, satpics and sounding information.
Canadian storm chaser Rob MacDonald in Manitoba, Canada has a new website featuring some fantastic lightning and supercell images. Well worth a view!
University of Wyoming for all worldwide Skew-T sounding data
Meteorologist Josh Wurman's (DOW owner) webpage
Fantastic weather related site for Australia with satellite, radar images and forecasts for all capital cities and even suburban & rural areas. Lots of information you can use to help storm chase with.
Michael Bath & Jimmy Deguara for the computer and chasing advice. George Korounous, Canadian storm chaser and adventurer for all the friendly emails and permission to show his exploits and links on the site. Nolan Caldwell for his photography tips . Reed Timmer from TornadoVideos.net for the long emails over the years and answering questions from day one without hesitation and allowing me to post his photos without requiring to continually ask for permission!
Local business around Darwin who have my photos on display or allow me to leave my business cards. Anyone who kindly leaves comments on the site or via email and of course the visitors - thanks all!