Awe-inspiring photos of summer storms

Published: May 19, 2016 · Updated: September 22, 2017

In Canada, we’re very familiar with winter storms. Snow, sleet, and ice are so common we hardly bat an eye when they hit. But summer storms fascinate us. Dark clouds juxtaposed against sunny skies, torrents of rain, spears of lightning, raging winds: these phenomena can be dangerous, but they also inspire awe at the power of nature.

We’ve collected some summer storm photos to frighten and amaze. There are cloud formations and forks of lightning in here that will truly make your jaw drop. These photos were all taken in Canada, so we have to ask: have you ever seen storms like these in real life?