Large powerful storms can be nearly a daily occurrence during the summer months on the South Dakota plains. This one felt very mysterious as it filled the sky with dark, heavy clouds and thunder that shook the ground. It was as if two worlds were colliding. Photographer Patrick Kelley
A passenger plane flies out of an enormous storm in Montana, USA. Doug Roane, a physician and semi-professional photographer, caught the scene on camera as he was driving home from his grandson’s first birthday party. Photo Doug Roane
The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, is hit by lightning in this picture captured by Mahmoud Hamdan, a student, as a huge electrical storm rolled in over the United Arab Emirates. The building is 828 m (2,717 ft) high. Picture: Mahmoud Hamdan
This was taken after the first winter storm in December. South Haven, Michigan. Photograph Charlie Anderson
Technology created 50 rainstorms in Abu Dhabi’s Al Ain region last year.