Behind the Scenes With a Storm-Chasing Photographer

Shaunacy Ferro
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One of the most stunning weather phenomena in the world happens in northern Venezuela, where the Catatumbo River pours into Lake Maracaibo. The area sees almost never-ending lightning storms.

In a new video, The Weather Channel’s "That’s Amazing" profiles a 21-year-old photographer who’s on a constant search to capture the Never-Ending Storm on film. German storm chaser Jonas Piontek travels all over the world to capture the beauty of extreme weather, but he’s particularly interested in Venezuela's Lake Maracaibo, which has the most lightning strikes of anywhere in the world—1.2 million a year. He braves not just the intense, frequent lightning storms, but also hurricane-force winds to do so. See some of his work in the video below. You'll want to watch in HD.