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In the Thick of It Photograph by Tim Samaras
Carried from who knows where, a two-foot-long (one-meter-long) branch flies past the camera—along with other debris—as it is sucked into the tornado. A half-inch thick, bulletproof, plastic cover protects the camera lens, but the cover takes a beating. "They're pretty scoured once the tornado passes," Samaras says.
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