Angie Bowen July 12th, 2012

The Awe-Inspiring Fury of Mother Nature in Photographs

The might of mother nature can often be as frightening as it is beautiful and enthralling. From wildfires to volcanoes, from tornadoes to lightning storms, and from floods to extreme droughts; these amazing acts of nature can make for some truly stirring photographs. Truly these oft devastating and destructive moments, when captured on film can be simply mesmerizing. As you can see for yourself in this amazing collection of photographs.

Below we have gathered some work from so many talented photographers who happened to be in the 'right place at the right time to catch the awe-inspiring fury of mother nature in photographs. So many breathtaking images from around the world as nature's toll is taken on the landscape. Enjoy.

Mother Nature's Fury

fine art lava flow


Volcano ash cloud


Forest Fire

The Tornado

Arenal Volcano

Alaska 1964 Good Friday earthquake and tsunami damage

Sakurajima volcano on Japanese island Kyushu in 2013



San Francisco 2020, after the labor day fires

Fire Demon

Blunt, South Dakota

Building in Flames

Here Comes The Flood

Stormy night


Tornado Damage

Weather Freak

Pure snow


Big Island of Hawaii 


The volcano

Hurricane Map



Lower 9th Ward




Lonely dead pine treetops in a forest

Flood disaster


Back to the Calm

Now that the showcase is through, what images really stood out and caused you to pause in your scrolling? Or do you know of any images that we may have missed? Use the comment section to let us know.

Angie Bowen

Angie Bowen is a freelance artist, designer and writer as well as a founding member and editor of the Arbenting Design Blog.


  1. Those are amazing. The VOLCANO by beymen0 is particularly amazing, but the less dramatic ones are nice too.

  2. Truly amazing shots! Especially the volcanoes (but I’m biased being a geol.) Why on earth would events that have been happening for literally billions of years be a cause for concern about the future? No they are not increasing in frequency as a rule. Not saying change doesn’t happen, it’s a constant. For e.g. the atmosphere is changing with climate change, but why do so many extend that to every type of natural disaster is increasing in frequency? No, nature is NOT unhappy with the humans, it’s just doing its thing.

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