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Vorticity: Mike Olbinsky does it again

You may remember a 2015 video by Olbinski, “The Chase.” A storm chaser, he didn’t quite catch a tornado that time. In this one, he does. And on his Twitter page he notes that if you look closely in the last clip you can see two cows running for their lives. You might want to turn the music down, but you’ll want to watch this on as big a screen as possible.

Be sure to read Olbinski’s notes on the Vimeo page below the video, or on his own website, Mike Olbinski Photography, where you can see more of his amazing videos. Many additional videos also appear on the Vimeo page.

This film is dedicated to the memory of Chester Barnes, a 76-year-old who was killed in the May 9, 2016 tornado in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. While looking for information on Barnes, I came across this really terrifying video of that storm. I thought I knew a bit about storm chasers, but in my opinion, these guys got too close! (It reminded me of stalking a wild animal.) And the little traffic jam at the rural stop sign … that’s the sort of thing that gets chasers killed.

(There’s a lot more tornado footage on the Basehunters Chasing website.)

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