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Storm chaser

September 16, 2009
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Storm chaser Jim Reed has narrowly escaped death twice in his pursuit of the perfect stormy shot.


Up close: A tornado with large Liberty Bell shaped debris cloud swirls across a dirt road less than 500 feet in front of an unmarked Kansas State Trooper patrol car

His experiences have been brought together in the revised and expanded version of his award-winning photo book, ‘Storm Chaser: A Photographer’s Journey.’


Drama: A lone lightning bolt strikes the ground beneath an isolated supercell at sunset near Medicine Lodge, Kansas


Wizard of Oz: Professional storm chasers monitor an approaching tornado in western Kansas on May 8, 2008


Spectacular: A sunset occurs during a severe thunderstorm in north central Oklahoma on May 8, 2002

Storm cloud

Storm clouds: An isolated thunderstorm threatens south central Kansas on June 5, 2004


Dark skies: A super storm in Kansas.
Extreme weather photographer Jim Reed has spent the last 20 years being as close as possible to tornados

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