01/21/2014 08:48 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Storm-Chasing Photographer Captures Awe-Inspiring Shots Of Violent Skies

Photographer Mike Hollingshead has been chasing the Earth's most dangerous skies since 1999, fixing his Canon lens on storms that shake up states like Nebraska, Iowa and the Dakotas. From supercellls to tornadoes to mammatus clouds, he's trekked over 20,000 miles documenting the sublime beauty of these natural disasters.

Hollingshead has collected a massive archive of his stunning shots, shown on his website. With links to weather data and detailed accounts of his equipment, the information paints an impressive portrait of the life of a real storm chaser. Scroll through a preview of his images here, but for more digital excitement, check out his portfolio here.

Up to baseball hail falls near Fairburn SD south of Rapid City from a high based summer storm.