Watch an Incredible Time-Lapse Video of Severe Thunderstorms

Photographer Nicolaus Wegner loves a good storm chase—one of several reasons he produced a new time-lapse video called “Stormscapes.”

His footage captures the formation of powerful thunderstorms developing over the Great Plains. Several of the storms he filmed are supercells—severe, potentially dangerous thunderstorms with a vortex of rotating air known as a mesocyclone. Supercells produce hail, strong rain, and occasionally tornadoes. (Read: “Oklahoma Tornado: Why So Destructive, Unpredictable?“)

Read the full story on National Geographic News.