Some people specialize is business, others make their living with writing or math. Some play music, or act, or do a hundred other run-of-the-mill things. Others have a rather unique specialty: Storms.

“Storm chasing,” sounds like an amazing job, it is also a terribly dangerous one. Individuals who have this occupation regularly contend with hail, lightning, fire, rain, tornadoes, downed power lines, and other obstacles. Most storm chasers also act as spotters who a responsible for altering local authorities of hazardous weather conditions. In 2013, three storm chasers were killed (engineer Tim Samaras, his photographer son Paul, and meteorologist Carl Young) when a rain-obscured tornado swelled to 2.6 miles (4.2 km) wide in less than a minute. Yet, surprisingly, the most dangerous part of storm chasing is the driving conditions. Animals frequently run out in front of vehicles and debris often blows in the way. Moreover, the roads are generally slick and wet. Driving, more than anything else, has led to the deaths of storm chasers.

See some amazing images of storms below:

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