By Mark Hodge @mrhodgey
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Videographer / Director: Bryan Snider, LSM
Producer: Mark Hodge, Chloe Browne
Editor: Joshua Douglas
Shot on August 8, this dramatic timelapse was shot by photographer Bryan Snider, 29, in Tucson, Arizona.
The incredibly detailed footage shows a weather event known as a wet microburst which occurs when a cooled column of air sinks rapidly through the middle of a thunder storm.
The unique storm phenomena affects an area of no more than two and a half miles and can generate winds of over 150 mph.
New Mexico-born Bryan lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona, as a full time videographer.
He said: “While I have seen many microbursts, I’ve never seen one that captured this event so vividly especially after it hit the ground.
“I honestly had no idea how I captured it in the way I did - when I first played back the timelapse, I nearly fell out of my chair.
“I couldn’t believe what I caught - I knew at that point that this timelapse would probably be the most special thing I’ve ever captured.”
And Bryan believes his current hometown is the perfect place to pursue his passion for extreme weather.
He said: “Since 2010, I’ve covered tens of thousands of miles all over Arizona in attempt to capture what I call Arizona’s incredible weather.
“I want to capture our beautiful landscapes, because I truly believe our landscapes bring the weather to life and vice versa.
“I'm also on a mission to show people that Arizona is more then just a dry hot desert - we are a fascinating state with so much dynamic landscapes and ecosystems.”