Canon Telephoto Lens Snapped in Half on Sidelines of NCAA Football Game

Sterling Shepard Lands on Lens

In the second quarter of the football game today between Oklahoma and Kansas State, Oklahoma’s quarterback Trevor Knight threw a fade pass to the corner of the end zone. Receiver Sterling Shepard laid out for the reception and landed just outside the back corner of the end zone.

The problem for Shepard and one unfortunate photographer was that Shepard landed on top of a Canon telephoto lens. [Read more...]

Three Storm Chasers Killed While Chasing Tornado in Oklahoma

TWISTEX Storm Chasing Team

TWISTEX Storm Chasing Team

Yesterday, we shared a video of storm chasers who were caught in the middle of Friday’s tornado in Union City, Oklahoma. They closely escaped.

Sadly, though, three storm chasers of the TWISTEX storm chasing team were caught in the tornado near El Reno, Oklahoma and lost their lives. [Read more...]

Storm Chasers Capture Video of First 10 Minutes of the Moore EF5 Tornado

Storm chasers Justin Cox and Chance Coldiron were just a few hundred yards away when the massive tornado that eventually struck Moore, Oklahoma first touched down. They captured the first 10 minutes of the tornado as it grew to a massive size and watched it cross the interstate just in front of them.

They appeared to be directly in touch with the local radio station in an effort to warn Moore residents of the tornado’s projected path and vicious intensity.

Major kudos to Justin and Chance for sticking in there to capture such amazing footage while keeping residents in the loop.

Timelapse and Videos of Moore, OK Tornado

The massive tornado that tore through Moore, Oklahoma yesterday left a wake of destruction in its path. The sheer vastness of the tornado is hard to comprehend.

The above timelapse video from NBC news shows a glimpse of the scale and destructive power of the tornado as it moved through Moore, Oklahoma during its 40-minute span on the ground. [Read more...]