If you live in California, you never really get to experience true weather, such as Arizona’s monsoons or the Great Plains’ spring storms. Compared to those places, our weather is mundane. This beautiful book further proves that if you truly want to experience weather and all its power and majesty, you have to go somewhere else. And photographer and storm chaser Mike Olbinski brings us along for the ride as he chases after storms and sandstorms. Most of the photos are in Arizona, where he lives, during Arizona’s annual monsoon season, and if you have ever lived in that area around that time, you know that thunderstorms can pop up quickly. Mr Olbinski also took several trips to the Great Plains, and these are some of his best pictures, like the one of super cells just taking out the horizon as they march with their fury and power across the flat landscape. These pictures are truly fascinating; they show just how small we are and how little control we have over the environment and that these storms can pack a wallop. For fans of weather and spectacular photos, this is the book for you.
Pen and Sword
Mike Olbinski, Contributor