13 images that demonstrate the amazing power of nature

Sometimes, we tend to think we’ve got nature under control. After all, we’ve got air conditioning, space heaters and umbrellas, and when things get bad, sump pumps and generators to help clean up or keep us going.

But really, any illusion of control that we think we have is just that—an illusion. Take a look at these stunning photos to get a good idea of what nature’s really capable of.