Life Threatening Natural Disasters That Are Also Amazingly Beautiful

Some of the most dangerous natural events in the world are both life threatening and beautiful. From Supercells to Volcanic Lightning, you should want to run from these events, but you might find yourself staring in disbelief.


SupercellsSupercells are the most dangerous type of storms. The vertical rotation of their updraft means that they can sustain themselves for far longer than the average storm.


WaterspoutsWaterspouts are vortexes that occur over a body of water. They don’t suck up water and the sprout is made entirely from water given off by condensation.

Volcanic Lightning

Volcanic LightningVolcanic plumes produce an incredibly large amount of electrical charge and static. In very rare cases those charges can cause a violent lightning storm.


Fire WhirlsFire whirls are whirlwinds of flame. This rare event can occur when intense heat and turbulent wind conditions combine.

Catatumbo Lightning

CatatumboLocated at the mouth of the Catatumbo River in Venezuela, a mass of clouds creates a rare event known as Catatumbo lightning. The storm occurs up to 160 nights a year, 10 hours per day and 280 times an hour.


Double CycloneThis amazing double cyclone was filmed from Space in 2006. While on the ground we might not witness its beauty, from space it is a magnificent display.

It is easy to find the destruction left in the path of a life threatening natural disaster, but we prefer to focus on the beauty that nature brings into the equation.