30 Awe-Inspiring Photos Of Tornadoes

The photographers who got close enough to capture these images have nerves of solid steel. The string of tornadoes that ripped through Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska over the weekend produced these amazing images. posted on

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

A tornado makes its way through farmlands near Rush Center, Kansas, during the third day of severe weather and multiple tornado sightings, April 14, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

Huge tornadic super cells shoot out lightning bolts in the skies near the area of Apache, Oklahoma, April 13, 2012.

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Orlin Wagner / AP

A tornado forms and touches down north of Soloman, Kan., Saturday, April 14, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

A severe thunder storm shoots out lightning across the skies of Benkelman, Nebraska April 12, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

A tornado makes its way over the 135 freeway near Moundridge, Kansas, during the third day of severe weather and multiple tornado sightings, April 14, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

A severe thunder storm supercell moves above the ground near the small town of Stratton, Nebraska April 12, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

Storm clouds gather near the water tower of Benkelman, Nebraska April 12, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

A tornado makes its way through farmlands near Rush Center, Kansas, during the third day of severe weather and multiple tornado sightings, April 14, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

Huge storm clouds shoot out lightning bolts in the skies near the area of Apache Oklahoma, April 13, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

A tornado makes its way over the 135 freeway near Moundridge, Kansas, during the third day of severe weather and multiple tornado sightings, April 14, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

Storm chaser photographers Brad Mack ® and Gene Blevins take photos of lightning from a tornadic super cell near Apache City, Oklahoma April 13, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

A tornado makes its way through farmlands near Rush Center, Kansas, during the third day of severe weather and multiple tornado sightings, April 14, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

Huge storm clouds shoot out lightning bolts in the skies near the area of Apache Oklahoma, April 13, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

A tornado makes its way through farmlands near Rush Center, Kansas, during the third day of severe weather and multiple tornado sightings, April 14, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

Huge storm clouds shoot out lightning bolts in the skies near the area of Kingfisher, Oklahoma April 13, 2012

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

Storm chaser photographer Brad Mack from Orange County California, takes photos of lightning from a tornadic super cell near Apache City Oklahoma April 13, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

Huge super cells form in the skies near the area of Kingfisher, Oklahoma April 13, 2012.

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The Hutchinson News, Sandra J. Milburn / AP

A tornado moves on the ground north of Solomon, Kan., on Saturday evening, April 14, 2012, with I-70 seen in the foreground.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

Huge tornadic super cells shoot out lightning bolts in the skies near the area of Apache, Oklahoma, April 13, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

A tornado makes its way through farmlands near Rush Center, Kansas, during the third day of severe weather and multiple tornado sightings, April 14, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

Huge tornadic super cells form in the skies near the area of Apache, Oklahoma April 13, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

A tornado makes its way through farmlands near Rush Center, Kansas, during the third day of severe weather and multiple tornado sightings, April 14, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

A huge tornadic supercell makes it way over Rush Center, Kansas, during the third day of severe weather and multiple tornado sightings, April 14, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

A tornado on the ground makes it way through the night near Salina, Kansas, during the third day of severe weather and multiple tornado sightings, April 14, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

A huge tornadic supercell lights up the night skies over Salina, Kansas, during the third day of severe weather and multiple tornado sightings, April 14, 2012.

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Orlin Wagner / AP

A tornado moves on the ground north of Soloman, Kan., Saturday, April 14, 2012.

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The Hays Daily News, Steven Hausler / AP

A funnel cloud dips down from the clouds on Saturday, April 14, 2012, just southwest of Otis, Kansas.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

Two funnel clouds are seen over Moundridge, Kansas, during the third day of severe weather and multiple tornado sightings, April 14, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

A lightning strike is seen near the water tower of Benkelman, Nebraska April 12, 2012.

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Gene Blevins / Reuters

Storm chaser photographer Brad Mack shoots a tornado as it makes its way over the 135 freeway near Moundridge, Kansas, during the third day of severe weather and multiple tornado sightings, April 14, 2012.

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