Spectacular lightning strike hits while fireworks explode

Not to be outdone by fireworks on the 4th of July, Mother Nature threw down a rather impressive lightning strike to light up the sky and remind everyone who’s boss. Matthew Pennington took slow motion footage of the fireworks show in Brandon, Florida and you can see the electric spike of lightning spread all across… »7/10/15 11:01am7/10/15 11:01am


Rare video captures volcanic lightning from an exploding volcano

Volcanic lightning is one of those crazy, Old Testament-type phenomenons that makes you think that maybe hell is hidden under Earth. We've seen crazy photos before but here it's captured on video by Marc Szeglat. He was chasing down the Sakurajima volcano as it was erupting in Japan and got this awesome footage. »3/17/15 12:41am3/17/15 12:41am

Seeing an avalanche form right before your eyes is absolutely terrifying

The ground just starts cracking right in front of the snowboarder. I mean, what do you even do when the ground fractures and the snow murmurs and life glitches like that? What do you do when you have two seconds to realize you're screwed and to come up with a plan to unscrew yourself? You can't do anything, really. »2/05/15 10:30pm2/05/15 10:30pm

Holy crap, tiny gosling chicks jump 400 feet off a cliff to survive

If you think Red Bull gives you wings or that buying a GoPro makes your life awesome, I think these tiny little gosling chicks have something to tell you: mother nature doesn't need that for thrills. Look at them 'base jump' off a 400 foot cliff 'without a parachute' and hit the side of the mountain and still survive. »10/27/14 9:32pm10/27/14 9:32pm

Animation explains how tsunamis form and why they're so scary

Waves come from the wind so tsunamis, which are basically bigger waves, must come from more wind, right? Not exactly. This cute animation explains that though normal waves are formed from above, tsunamis come from below from volcanic eruptions, landslides and earthquakes. They're the real monsters of the sea. »4/24/14 9:15pm4/24/14 9:15pm

Getting hit by a 25-foot wave is like being inside a water tornado

When you get swallowed by the waves of the biggest sea monster in the world (also known as the wonderful ocean), there's not much you can do but protect your head and hope you know which way is up. It's like being trapped inside a water tornado. This footage, captured by pro surfer Mark Healey, shows the exact feeling… »1/27/14 9:57pm1/27/14 9:57pm

What Happens When Ice Gets Pushed and Shatters On the Shore

In one word: LOUD. In two words: Shattered glass. In three words: What the hell? As spring finally decides to replace winter, some weird phenomena is happening on the lake shores of Minnesota. It's an ice shattering shriek known as chandeliering, large piles of ice splinter into shards of glass and create a helluva… »4/29/13 10:00pm4/29/13 10:00pm

An Unbelievable Picture of Eight Lightning Bolts Striking San Francisco at the Same Time (Updating)

A hellacious storm rocked San Francisco last night which meant howlin' winds, pourin' rain, boomin' thunder and an ungodly amount of strikin' lightning. In this picture, we see all four towers of San Francisco's Bay Bridge being struck with lightning... at the same time. Mother Nature, you are a scary mama. »4/13/12 2:20pm4/13/12 2:20pm