Ever seen a haboob?

I have this photographer friend who is a little nuts about taking photos of the weather (he’d be the first to admit it…). He will jump in his car and drive all over the place to get shots of storms with their amazing lightning shows, microbursts, soaring cumulonimbus clouds (gasp! I used an awesome weather word!!) His name is Mike Olbinski. Perhaps a few of you have seen a little time lapse video he did of the massive haboob we had here in Phoenix on July 5, 2011. He became a bit of a celebrity and I am so proud to call him a friend. 🙂 Check out his website here. You can find the time lapse here.

I happen to find this video awe inspiring, amazing, crazy, awesome, scary, pick an adjective. Holy heck, if you haven’t seen it yet, you NEED to watch this!

He has some AMAZING still photography on his site as well. Check him out and let me know what you think. I promise, you will not be disappointed!


About meteorologygirl

I am a lover of all things weather. Currently in the last year of my BS in Geosciences with a concentration in Operational Meteorology at Mississippi State University. (I'm still trying to find a quicker way to say that mouthful...) I am a wife and mother of 3 humans and 2 greyhounds. View all posts by meteorologygirl

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