IT’S SPRINGTIME, AND THAT MEANS it’s time for absolutely epic storms. Some of the most violent (and cool-looking) thunderstorms are supercells: giant, solitary storms characterized by the clouds rotating in a cyclone above it. They are known for having an insane amount of rainfall and possibly hail or even tornadoes.

Last May, filmmaker Stephen Locke captured this supercell forming near Climax, Kansas (which is probably the perfect name for a town underneath this storm). The footage is truly breathtaking. You can find more of Locke’s stormchaser cinematography at his website, the Tempest Gallery.