Monday, July 15, 2013

Half of the New York City skyline sits in darkness after Hurricane Sandy, on Oct. 30, 2012. Photo taken in Weehawkin, N.J. Image via Andrew Burton/Getty Images

New York has seen it's share of crazy weather. From blizzards to heat waves to massive flooding, we all have been impacted by some form of radical weather change. Here we take a look at some interesting photos of Mother Nature's dirty work. The good, the bad and the extremely dangerous. 

The digitally enhanced photograph taken in January 2005 shows a spectacular aurora borealis above the frozen landscape of Bear Lake, Alaska. The image was voted Wikipedia Commons Picture of the Year for 2006. Image via Joshua Strang, USAF, Wikipedia, caption via NASA
A water spout (tornado) hits the sea behind a surfer on Sydney's Bondi Beach on May 17, 2010. A rare sight in Australia, the water spout lasted around five minutes and expired before landfall. Image via read James Alcock/AFP/Getty Images
Lightning strikes the Willis Tower in Chicago on June 12, 2013. Image via Scott Olson/Getty Images
A cloud of ash billowing from Puyehue volcano near Osorno in southern Chile on June 5, 2011. Puyehue volcano erupted for the first time in a half-century on June 4, 2011, producing a column of gas 6 miles high. Image via CLAUDIO SANTANA/AFP/Getty Images
Children look at the thousands of pelagic red crabs that washed ashore in San Diego on May 7, 2002. The phenomenon was a signal of a brewing El Nino event. The crabs, also known as tuna crabs, normally live off Baja California, Mexico, but they rode ocean currents as warm waters from the tropical Pacific migrated farther north than usual in a growing El Nino event.Image via David McNew/Getty Images
Three people assemble a snowman at the foot of The Washington Monument in Washington D.C., during a winter snowstorm that buried the city under record-breaking snowfall on Feb. 6, 2010. Image via CHRIS KLEPONIS/AFP/Getty Images
Cows search for edible grass in drought strickened paddocks of Waiuku, New Zealand on March 12, 2013. Image via Sandra Mu/Getty Images
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite acquired this rare, nearly cloud-free view of Alaska on June 17, 2013. Under normal conditions, this area of the state is known for being the cloudiest region of the United States.Image courtesy of NASA
Ice boulders left behind after a flood caused by the overflowing of a lake, east of the town of Kangerlussuaq on Sept. 1, 2007 in Greenland. Scientists believe that Greenland, with its melting ice caps and disappearing glaciers, is an accurate thermometer of global warming.Image via Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
Volcanic scientists leave the area after collecting samples of ash to send to labs to analyze its content, in eastern Iceland on April 15, 2010. A cloud of ash from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland, which erupted on the morning of April 14, 2010 disrupted European airspace for several days. Image via OMAR OSKARSSON/AFP/Getty Images
Displaced residents immerse themselves in massive mud deposits from the mud volcano in Sidoarjo village, located on Indonesia's eastern Java island on May 29, 2013 to dramatize their sufferings during a protest marking the seventh year of the disaster. Image via JUNI KRISWANTO/AFP/Getty Images
Japanese macaque monkeys relax in the hot springs at Jigokudani-Onsen (Hell Valley) on Dec. 27, 2005 after record snowfall hit Jigokudani, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Image via Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images
This picture, taken by Sendai city official Hiroshi Kawahara on March 11, 2011 and released through Jiji Press on March 25, 2011, shows muddy tsunami water swallowing vehicles and houses at a bridge in Sendai city in Miyagi prefecture. Image via HIROSHI KAWAHARA/AFP/Getty Images
Evacuated Matapit Islanders watch Tavurvur volcano erupt, sending ash and rocks over the already devastated city of Rabaul on New Britain Island in Papua New Guinea on Oct. 7, 2006.Image via BRUCE ALEXANDER/AFP/Getty Images
Rainbow stretches across AT&T Park during the first inning between the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sept. 5, 2012 in San Francisco. Image via Jason O. Watson/Getty Images
A roller coaster sits in the Atlantic Ocean after the Fun Town pier it sat on was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy on Nov. 1, 2012 in Seaside Heights, N.J. The roller coaster was removed by crane in May. Image via Mark Wilson/Getty Images
This photo, taken Dec. 26, 2004, shows people fleeing as a tsunami wave comes crashing ashore at Koh Raya, part of Thailand's territory in the Andaman islands. The photographer who took this picture escaped without injury, but retreated at the first wave and watched as a second wave tore apart the wooden buildings, with a third and largest wave coming forward and "ripping apart the cement buildings like they were made of balsa wood." Image via JOHN RUSSELL/AFP/Getty Images
A child watches as high waves caused by typhoon Bolaven crash over the side of a road barrier on Aug. 28, 2012 in Qingdao, China. Image via ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
Picture dated March 18, 2009 shows an undersea volcano eruption about 6 to 7 miles off the Tongatapu coast of Tonga, sending plumes of steam and smoke hundreds of feet into the air. Tonga's head geologist, Kelepi Mafi, said there was no apparent danger to residents of Nuku'alofa and others living on the main island of Tongatapu. Image via LOTHAR SLABON/AFP/Getty Images


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