<p>Grassland birds of the Great Plains wade by the water's edge as a storm begins to take shape in the background.</p>

Grassland birds of the Great Plains wade by the water's edge as a storm begins to take shape in the background.

Photograph by Randy Olson, Nat Geo Image Collection

19 Electrifying Photos of Epic Storms

As warm weather storms in, so does tornado season.

It's not an unusual sight come spring, particularly in Middle America: Skies screaming with rage, letting out shrieks of lighting as the winds pick up and tornados begin to stir.

Though they can be fierce and destructive, summer storms can be beautiful, and if captured in the right moment, make for electrifying photos.

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