It took photographer/storm chaser/all-around brave guy Mike Olbinski four years to capture this footage of the formation of a supercell near Booker, Texas. That is some real commitment, and it finally paid off in an awesome way.

Shot in the Central Plains of Texas, the footage was captured on a Canon 5D Mark II with a Rokinon 14mm 2.8 lens. It's actually broken up into four different parts, because Oblinski and his friend Andy Hoeland started out on a side of the storm where it was too rainy to see anything. Then they actually drove THROUGH the storm to see the crazy cloud structure form. Fortunately, the storm didn't actually turn into a full-fledged tornado. But the footage is incredibly nonetheless, and Olbinski and his pal clearly have some guts. [Mike Olbinski via ThisIsColossal]

Check Out This Otherworldly Footage of a Storm Supercell Forming

Check Out This Otherworldly Footage of a Storm Supercell Forming

Check Out This Otherworldly Footage of a Storm Supercell Forming