ABOVE: Group of storm chasers track tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma
From the raging floods in Alberta and Colorado, to the destructive power of Typhoon Haiyan, and the tornadoes that wreaked havoc across Oklahoma and the U.S. midwest. The world felt the fury of Mother Nature in 2013.
The awesome power of these events generated dramatic images that few can forget. Here are some of the most memorable videos captured from a year of incredible acts of nature.
This cabin from the Hidden Valley golf resort was swept away, eventually crashing into a bridge along the Bow river.
Some students on the Boulder campus on the University of Colorado try to make the most of the flash flooding that hit the area in September
Oklahoma and U.S. midwest tornadoes
Storm chasers captured the first ten minutes of the massive tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma on May 20.
Strong winds from the massive tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma in June can be seen flipping a semi truck on its side
Anthony Khoury and his family can be heard praying as they took shelter inside their home from a tornado that devastated Washington, Illinois in November.
Super Typhoon Haiyan
California and Australian Wildfires
The Rim wildfire was one of the largest in California’s history. Take a look from inside the cockpit of one of the firefighting aircrafts as they fly over the massive wildfire.
Amateur video captures the moment a car on a coastal road in northern Taiwan was hit by a landslide and narrowly avoided being crushed by a boulder.
Lightning strikes train in Japan
Amateur video captures the moment a train travelling between stations in Kawasaki, Japan is struck by lightning. The video went viral on YouTube with more than 4 million views.
A powerful tidal bore caused by Typhoon Trami hits China’s southern Hangzhou City drenching brave onlookers.
Five large waterspouts interrupts a lobster diving trip off the coast of Florida. The dramatic footage was filmed by dive captain Kevin Johnsen six miles north of Marathon and shows the large columnar vortexes dropping down to the sea.