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.

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

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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 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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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

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 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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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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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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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.