Amazing Aerial Storm Chasing Photos

June 1, 2012; 9:18 AM ET
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Two pilots took storm chasing to a new extreme last week by chasing supercells from the sky. Caleb Elliott flew Skip Talbot and videographer Phil Bates around severe storms in North Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.

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Daredevils Chase from the Sky: Aerial Storm Chasing Photos

Storified by Accu Weather · Fri, Jun 01 2012 10:38:44

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A team pushed storm chasing to the extreme by flying to storms in three states over four days at the end of May.The above photo was taken on a flight May 22, 2012.
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"The crew ready to chase in Kansas City."
From the left: Caleb Elliott, Phil Bates, Skip Talbot
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"Anvil and updraft tower"
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"Plumes of spiraling dust being pulled upwards into the storm's updraft as captured by Phil's Red camera."
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Skip Talbot captioned this photo "A wall cloud drifting over the Kansas countryside."
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"Approaching a tornado warned storm west of Omaha."
Tornado Warned Storm near La Crosse KSPhil Bates

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