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The Tornado by nexusmind The Tornado by nexusmind
All my life I've wanted to see a tornado. I've chased severe storms for years, a fun thing to do in the Canadian end of tornado alley. Earlier this summer I was watching a particularly serious storm and was rewarded with this. My father took the actual photo and we submited it to the Winnipeg Free Press, in turn selling it to the Canadian Photo Archives. I'll never forget it and I'm determined to see another one next year, no matter how far I have to go.
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ecimer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014   General Artist
Nice picture!
s0p1l0te Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
That is an unusually photogenic tornado -- it's nice that it "posed" for you!  I'm like you -- I absolutely *love* tornadoes (provided they stay away from urban areas and people's homes)!
beefers Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
awesome!  I want to see a tornado in person, it's on my bucket list.  I was close in Edmonton when the clouds started swirling in '05 but it never manifested into a funnel.

great shot!
KennEds Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This picture is on my calendar!
EdGarcia Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Tho one and only time I was near a Tornado it appeared to be chasing a friend and me as we drove thru Oklahoma. We were pelted by horizontal rain and the grass around our car was getting sucked back towards the Tornado. The Tornado was twisting at 130 mph winds but was only going about 40+ mph across the ground trouble was our 1973 Dodge Monaco topped out at 80 mph and would over heat if you kept it at that speed for 20 minutes.
pokemonlover218 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
:onfire: :icontornadoplz:
pokemonlover218 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
:ahh: :onfire: :tornado: :icontornadoplz:
Mildred2 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
AlessanderPavan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'd like to see one too, I think one of the most amazing phenomena! great photo.
skittlezm0nsta Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
This is beautiful!

:empllama: :nuu: :emplllama:
Wolfdomo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It reminds me of the movie Twister :D
SakuraWarrirorGirl Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Now I think chasing tornado's sounds fun and I love the movie Twister; but uh, I'd rather see a tornado from a very, very, very, VERY far away distance XD Not up close like those storm chasers O_o Great shot btw. Twister's/tornado's are very beautiful to look at, but extremly dangerous.
Lyra-Elante Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would be freaking the heck out. I've already been in a tornado and I have no desire to see another one as long as I live.
jjboy04 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
Well to bad 
nicktoons12 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
omg i love tornados
knucklesandtikalplz Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
jjboy04 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
It dosent make you insane It makes you not a Pussy
RS-Kyra Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Photographer
They're only scary when they're in a place that could hurt somebody or damage property. Out in the open nothingness, they're quite beautiful.
knucklesandtikalplz Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Well, i do find them interesting
RS-Kyra Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Photographer
They are :D
Jolie-MJ-Johnston Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Photographer
Wow. I have always wanted to see a tornado but I know for sure that I never will because I live in the UK and we don't get them. They are so beautiful. :la:
SamuelGlover Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Very nice!!
nick8065 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Nice I still want to see a tornado myself, you are lucky since technically they are rare.
Galaxylo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
In 5th grade I drew this picture of a storm chaser car with details after watching this video about tornadoes... my teacher submitted it to the storm chasers now its a hit!!! XD Dude, if I were you, go towards it..
Vierzbanator Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Keep chasing. Those storms are your dream, keep chasing them. Go find a good system starting in Oklahoma, then chase that storm system to the Atlantic if you have to!

Your dream is in the form of a mountain of moisture, dropping rain and hail with wind and lightning and a twisting vortex from its base! DONT LET IT GET AWAY
All4Taang Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
O.O........Thats really scary but i like it :) but also....[link] was he scared?
Anifae Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am so glad all your chasing finally paid off. Me personally. I live in Oklahoma. I have seen several tornados, and never at a convenient time when I had a camera. But I have seen some amazing storms. I should try to have my camera on me more often I suppose. Thinking back, on the things I have seen, it wasn't until after the storm that I really realized what I had actually seen. I was too busy running for cover. Keep up the chasing, and maybe it will bring you my way one day :)
MattGranzPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great shot!
Ferneplant Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
if i ever lived in america i would chase storms forever. they are amazing!
Offended-By-Light Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Keep chasing the dream, and those storms. I've wanted all of my life to chase down storms and capture their destruction and beauty on camera.

Sadly I live in Oregon (down in the US) and we get maybe one tornado every decade and they last maybe a minute or so at most. I'm so happy for you that you were able to follow your dream.
Bladescream Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful picture! And I know what you mean - it's a desire of mine to see a tornado in person someday (albeit from a safe distance.)
Chrone-Kushi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
By the look of it, it looks like an f2 or could form out to be an elephant trunk.
RadioactiveSoldier Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
what a beautiful tornado. rating? wow, only from a severe storm? no tornado warnings, not even a watch?
fantapepsi Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
awsome shot :jawdrop: kinda dangerous
i saw many times on Explorer, "storm chasers"
will-jum Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
hey there, featured you work here: [link]
MSprinkleZ Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im so jealous. I want to see one in person so bad.
StalkedByDragons Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Student
Lol, I'd love to see a tornado, too!

And people call us freaks. We're not freaks- THEY'RE freaks for living in a place with such devastating weather! :XD:

Lovely shot, though. :)
MrsHatake Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008   Writer
Great text to go along with the photo. Very nice submission.
KimIsMissing Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In the summer of 2006, me and my family were on v-ca to lake Erie (I live with 2 hours) adn I got some good pictures of a storm like that but guess what? MY BROTHER LOST THE CAMERA D: You are sooo LUCKY!!!
rkara924 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't know much about land tornadoes, but when I took a trip to the Florida Keys I saw several water spouts. they are amazing. Haven't seen one on land yet because I'm not a storm chaser, but it'd be fun. amazing pic.
PolaristheCepheid Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
nice pic.
masianna Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
wow, you are lucky.
my wish is to see a tornado live.


keep tryin'! :)
ladyju-san Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
I wanna see one in real life too!
Tornado-Warning Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007   Photographer
awsome. well caught!
HauntedVisions Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
That's so cool! I'd love to see one in real life!
Shiroimo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
I would love to be able to chase torandoes as you but I am a little to far of the tornado alley.

Just a wonderful view
Kagaly1222 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
where in Canada was that tornado??
nexusmind Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
About 30 km directly south of Winnipeg.
Kagaly1222 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
o kewl.
CrazyDelmar Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Im a ESDA spotter in Illinois, and nothing makes a better season that a few good tornadoes!!!
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