Sun worshipers are usually pretty quick to leave the beach at the first sign of rain, but for photographers, that’s many times the best moment to capture sometimes spectacular images of severe weather. An amateur photographer in Russia snapped some of the most incredible shots of an incoming storm on a beach in Baltiysk.
Oleg Ivanov saw massive clouds covering the sky above the beach near the northwest Russian coast this summer. “As a photographer, I couldn’t bring myself to leave the beach when there were such amazing pictures to be taken,” Ivanov, who works as a ship mechanic, told the Sun.
“It was really scary even for me – a person who works in the sea and knows it well.” The images are outstanding and as usual mother nature has provided us with absolutely brilliant photos of an incoming storm.
The 59-year-old photographer said that the storm was an unusual experience for many in Baltiysk, even though bad weather is commonplace in the region. “[People] usually just stay on the beaches in the rain, and some will swim even during the storm – but on this occasion, everyone took shelter inside.”
Ivanov said that his fear was short-lived since the storm ended as quickly as it began. “There was a feeling that this shelter wouldn’t save us,” Ivanov told the Sun. “But the rain stopped suddenly like there was no rain at all, and it was over as quickly as it had begun.
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