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Inside Tornadoes
JUNE 2005
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Photo captions by Cassandra Franklin-Barbajosa

View up-close footage of an F4 tornado.
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Staying Focused
Photograph by Tim Samaras

Raindrops pelt a probe lens cover as the tornado heads straight for the crew from less than a mile away. It's an awesome sight that Samaras seldom gets to take in. "I'm busy getting the probes in place, keeping my team out of trouble, and trying to locate a safe route out of there," he says. "I don't have time to take it all in."


Photo Fast Facts
This image was taken from video footage recorded by one of seven video cameras mounted on the media probe. 
Video Resolution: 720x480
Format: Mini dv

Frame Rate: 29.97 frames per second
Shutter Speed: 1/10,000
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