Desert Storms

Desert Storms

desert storms, photography

Β© Mike Olbinski Photography

wall of dust looming

fierce winds scouring the landscape

desert Haboob nears

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storm chasers delight

critters and humans in flight

nature cleaning house

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I love the photography of Mike Oblinski, whom I’ve featured previously in Awesome Stories on Storm Chasing.Through his photos, I learned about a desert storm called a Haboob. These fierce storms collect dust and a wall of debris moves across the landscape. I would love to see some of these storms in real life, but from a safe distance! Though I suspect part of the thrill for storm chasers is not knowing what will happen. Go safely Mike, my storm chasing friend!

 

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22 thoughts on “Desert Storms

  1. I’m always so in awe of storms, but like you – I prefer them “from a safe distance.”
    Great poem Brad, and stunning photo.
    For some reason I’m hearing Riders on the Storm by the Doors in my head now…
    πŸ™‚

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  2. Stunning photography and pretty close to home here in Phoenix land….our part of the metro area got hit with a smaller Haboob end of last week and then last night Phoneix proper got hit. From our side of the mountains…it was a great light show with all of the lightening…and now both of you have me stuck with Riders on the Storm in my head…:)

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  3. Frightening. Is that natural or is it a consequence of poor land treatment? I mean everyone knows about the dust storms of the Great Depression. Did this happen before large scale agriculture?

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