Intrepid stormchaser Kelly DeLay took his family out on the road with him for the first time and snapped a rather special shot.
DeLay told BuzzFeed UK: "We got lucky... It took us eight hours to chase [the storm] down. We were a safe distance from the strikes, about 10 miles away – it looks closer than it was. We had about 10 minutes to get in, take the shot, and get out before the lightning, wind, and hail reached us."
The weather photographer, who hails from Dallas, Texas, had been planning the outing for months. He says he always knew he wanted his family in the photo, preferably with a storm in the background.
Up to that point, DeLay had never chased storms with his family before. "The structure of this supercell was incredible," DeLay told us. "We had amazing light and lightning far enough away that I felt comfortable enough to get my family outside for a family portrait. I've been photographing storms and lightning for years. My wife trusts my judgement."
DeLay's family portrait was the final photo in the five-year Clouds 365 Project, which saw him capture stunning shots of clouds every single day.