Stock Image Licensing:

Interested in using an image from this site? Simply get the file number beneath the image in the Stock section and e-mail me with the planned use details. I'm always around a computer so this can be done quite quickly. Any questions please e-mail .


My name is Mike Hollingshead. I'm a storm chaser from Nebraska. Growing up here it is easy to become fascinated by storms. I always watched them from around town as a kid. In 1999 I set out on my first chase, which I wound up seeing a tornado on.

At first all I had was a really cheap video camera. It took seeing a really wild stormy sunset in 2002 to decide, posting video captures of stuff like that to the site wasn't going to cut it. It wasn't doing scenes any justice. So in July 2002 I bought my first still camera.


The photos have been used in a lot of ways now. Above are a few of the more fun ones. Opening of True Detective, finale of Dexter, early in Take Shelter, scene in Exodus. Fluke National Geographic cover.