Oct 28 2008

Nature Scenic Photos: 30 Angry & Soft Masterpieces


It’s funny how nature acts, sometimes presents the perfect opportunity to get most out of photographer’s skills. In particular, bad weather can provide the perfect opportunity to capture such wonderful shots. Shooting wind, lightning strikes, rain, tornados, waves, volcanos and stormy weather produces dramatic atmosphere and soft scenes as well.

Today we would like to share with you a round-up of some 30 truly brilliant photos and stunning pictures which are sure to have you marveling at the world around you.

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1. Angry Nature Scenes

- Rust and Surf

Angry Nature Scenes

This was taken back in February 2008, the last day that it rained a measurable amount in San Francisco! This was on the bay-side of the bridge, the Pacific Ocean is on the other side of the bridge to the left.

- Ride the Lightning

Angry Nature Scenes

- Wellie Weather

Angry Nature Scenes

High tide and wind brought out the surfers out in force and fortunately there was a westerly wind so all the spray was being blown out to sea.

- Cirrus clouds above deadfall

Angry Nature Scenes

- Light waves

Angry Nature Scenes

Stormy weather at Freshwater Bay

- Ghost Rider In The Sky

Angry Nature Scenes

Circumhorizontal arc or circumhorizon arc (CHA), also known as a fire rainbow, is a halo or an optical phenomenon similar in appearance to a horizontal rainbow, but in contrast caused by the refraction of light through the ice crystals in cirrus clouds.

- Weather

Angry Nature Scenes

This was taken in near a place called Ry in Denmark

- Lighting strikes the city

Angry Nature Scenes

The light coming from the background is bratislava, right behind the border of austria.

- Mount Etna lava flow

Angry Nature Scenes

Often lava doesn’t flow on the surface, but it flows in so called lava tubes. Lava on the surface of the flow cools down and builds a crust, while in the inner part, the lava stays hot and flows on quickly.

- Lightning Over Water

Angry Nature Scenes

- Magma Blast and Electric Lightning Bolt

Angry Nature Scenes

Rare and surreal static electric lightning flashes through a massive column of steam, sulfur dioxide, glass particles, ash, rock and instantly created black sand – all generated from a huge volume of molten lava dumping out of a single lava tube that carried it from magma chambers under the flanks of Mauna Loa’s Kilauea volcano further upslope on Island of Hawaii

- Horizontal Twister

Angry Nature Scenes

A long and thin cloud which looked like a wet shirt being wringed out of water. As strange as that was there’s more to it, the cloud was rotating around it’s own axel and twisting even more and more.

- Morning Rainstorm

Angry Nature Scenes

A long and thin cloud which looked like a wet shirt being wringed out of water. As strange as that was there’s more to it, the cloud was rotating around it’s own axel and twisting even more and more.

- Lava lake inside Kilauea volcano

Angry Nature Scenes

Lava lake inside Kilauea volcano’s West Gap crater. The whole crust covering the lake has just been overturned, exposing the red hot glowing interior.

- A World Of Colors

Angry Nature Scenes

Icelandic sky

- Thunderhead

Angry Nature Scenes

- Perfect Storm

Angry Nature Scenes

- The Wrath of God

Angry Nature Scenes

- The Grand Prismatic Spring

Angry Nature Scenes

he Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States, and the third largest in the world

2. Soft Nature Scenes

- From East to West; New Brighton

Angry Nature Scenes

- Lonely Planet

Angry Nature Scenes

- Midnight on the flats

Angry Nature Scenes

- Otherworldly

Angry Nature Scenes

- Starstation Earth

Angry Nature Scenes


Angry Nature Scenes

- Under The Rainbow

Angry Nature Scenes

- Pokhara Underground

Angry Nature Scenes

- Un atardecer en la playa

Angry Nature Scenes

There are definitely thousands of beautiful dramatic photos &ndsash; feel free to share links to them in comments to this post!

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Comments and Discussions
  • Brandon Cox, 28 October 2008

    What an awesome Creator! What awesome photos, and how in the world did they take some of them?

  • David Hellmann, 28 October 2008

    a lot of great moments banned on pictures, wonderful!

  • liam, 28 October 2008

    These truly are beautiful, wonderful collection, I love ‘em all!

  • Love CJ, 28 October 2008

    There are so beautiful!Under The Rainbow is my best love.

  • Max | Design Shard, 28 October 2008

    Some great colours in some of these.

  • phipphin, 28 October 2008

    Amazing photos! That’re so beautiful

  • Simon, 29 October 2008

    They are all just so awesome and beaturful – I especially loved the softer ones, and the magma blast and lightning over water

  • Nareg Kirkian, 29 October 2008

    Awesome collection and great photographers.

  • The Floating frog, 29 October 2008

    Inspirational photo collections are always a favourite with me, thanks for sharing.

    The Floating Frog

  • weblizzer, 29 October 2008

    what an awesome collections, i love them all, great effect, almost realistic… great jobs, i will add them to my collections :)

  • Exdizajn, 29 October 2008

    Soft Nature Scenes are so nice…

  • bob, 29 October 2008

    the magma one links to the wrong picture… could you please update the link to the correct larger version? i’d very much like the larger version of it. thanks.

  • John Wright, 29 October 2008

    Wow, absolutely stunning images@


  • insicdesigns, 29 October 2008

    wow nice images. are they really take that picture by themselves?

  • ama, 29 October 2008

    amazing gift of nature

  • rnrstar, 29 October 2008

    Very cool pictures. I always dig how they get that whispy look with flowing water.

    Take a look at some of my pictures of Egypt and of the Valley of Fire in Nevada from the above link.

  • Nature Guy, 29 October 2008

    These are some awesome pictures. Really makes you appreciate nature.

  • Peter iNova, 29 October 2008

    The pictures are lovely.

    Your comment for Morning Rainstorm and Horizontal Twister appear to be duplicated.

  • Tony, 29 October 2008

    Some nice pictures there, but some of them went way overboard with the saturation & photoshopping.

  • Matt Fifer, 29 October 2008

    Quite a nice collection! Awe-inspiring. Thanks!

  • NaldzGraphics, 29 October 2008

    nice psot.looking awesome;)love the Perfect Storm


  • Aishwarya, 30 October 2008

    Some really great pictures out there, but are you sure they arent shopped?

  • web, 30 October 2008

    Magma Blast and Electric Lightning Bolt – now this is something scary

  • Leafy Designz, 30 October 2008

    I just love —Perfect Storm image

    Awesi\ome selection

  • Andris, 31 October 2008

    Very nice pictures. Thanx a lot for sharing.

  • Kunn, 31 October 2008

    I like it!
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Dainis Graveris, 31 October 2008

    really strong pictures and amazing picks :)

  • ricks, 01 November 2008

    wow this is truly spectacular! great post!

  • bob, 01 November 2008

    thanks for updating the link!

  • Rolf, 02 November 2008

    Amazing photos! Wonderful collection.

  • Julievive Empasis, 05 November 2008

    nice done of being manipulated of the photos… great job! amazing photos

  • Designer, 11 November 2008

    stunning pics!!!!!!!

  • jessica, 14 November 2008

    wow these pics are amazing!!!

  • Nacho, 28 November 2008

    … I hate HDR.

  • roland, 09 December 2008

    I wish I was there!

    Cool pics, keep on going!


  • Anton Mislavsky, 13 November 2009

    The great pics

  • rey, 25 January 2010

    stunning pictures!great

  • aSeed, 29 January 2010

    No more HDR… Why these HDR in this awesome collection?

  • Luz E Rivera, 31 January 2010

    Those pictures deserve the best rating. How they knew about these beautiful magical places? These pictures are amazing.

  • Clrxprt, 14 June 2010

    oh my god what a collection

  • arlene, 23 July 2010

    this is masterful photography kudos to the photographer and not forgetting Nature at her best

  • Rokaiya Yeasmin Munni, 18 October 2010

    Nice collection of photos!

  • Caesar, 17 December 2010

    You’d probably believe with all the multi gazillion funds of choice that facebook.com could acquire some a lot more servers.

  • Joanne, 29 December 2011

    awesome photos, love them..nature is so beautiful we often forget that living in the city.

  • adyashree, 27 January 2012

    Awesome!The most wonderful thing ever seen

  • Ashraf, 13 December 2012

    Wow! nice natural scenery !!!

  • Casey Laudeman, 23 April 2013

    I have read this post very attentively and I must admit I’m charmed. In my view you are really talented. Great view, brilliant performance.

  • Photogrit-old girl, 20 May 2013

    I have travel to some parts of the world wishing that I remember my camera so thoroughly enjoy the entertainment the all of your pics that flashed before my failing eyes. BRILLANT.

  • Meer Anis, 02 January 2014

    A good feeling got from here. The natural beauty always gives happiness.

  • Rashed, 07 January 2014

    Really awesome collection. “The Wrath of God ” is my favorite.

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