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Rainbows in Extreme Storms

Jill Harness

We may be used to seeing rainbows during drizzles, but rainbows paired with lightening or tornadoes are a whole different story. When they do arrive together, the effect is both beautiful and unsettling. This amazingly striking photo is a perfect example. It was taken by storm chaser Eric Nguyen, who has sadly passed away, and is available on NASA's website. The image is reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz.

Environmental Graffiti has a whole collection of these inspiring images featuring beautiful and serene rainbows paired with some of mother nature's strongest weapons.