Mesmerizing storm clouds

Mike Olbinski, 42, captured the stunning scenes while storm chasing with a group of friends northeast of Bismarck, N.D.

The cloud formation, known as undulatus asperatus, are a rare phenomenon and have the honor of being the new cloud type in over 60 years.

Due to the incredible spectrum of colors, it is hard to believe that the magical time lapse is real. Mike says it is his best work to date.

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Mesmerizing storm clouds

Mike Olbinski, 42, captured the stunning scenes while storm chasing with a group of friends northeast of Bismarck, N.D. (Photo: Mike Olbinski/Caters News)

Mesmerizing storm clouds

The rare cloud formation, known as undulatus asperatus, is the newest cloud type in over 60 years.(Photo: Mike Olbinski/Caters News)

Mesmerizing storm clouds

Due to the incredible spectrum of colors, it is hard to believe that the magical time lapse is real. Mike says it is his best work to date. Mike, who hails from Arizona, said, “This was undoubtedly one of the most incredible scenes I’ve witnessed since I began chasing storms eight years ago.” (Photo: Mike Olbinski/Caters News)

Mesmerizing storm clouds

“All spring I chase storms across the United States to collect footage of super cells, lightning, tornadoes and whatever I might find. Generally I don’t release any time-lapse clips from those chases until I put out my end-of-season compilation film.” (Photo: Mike Olbinski/Caters News)

Mesmerizing storm clouds

“This footage in North Dakota was too unreal to let sit on my hard drive for months. We had no idea what we were about to encounter.” (Photo: Mike Olbinski/Caters News)

Mesmerizing storm clouds

“The clouds were taking on a very different, curvy, wavelike appearance and suddenly we knew what we were seeing.” (Photo: Mike Olbinski/Caters News)

Mesmerizing storm clouds

“I’ve seen tons of photos of undulatus asperatus clouds but never anything like what we witnessed with our own eyes.” (Photo: Mike Olbinski/Caters News)

Mesmerizing storm clouds

“We had a storm with hail in front of us and flashing lightning, which was fantastic, but then we had this layer of undulatus clouds flowing across our view.” (Photo: Mike Olbinski/Caters News)

Mesmerizing storm clouds

“Watching them was amazing already, but then the sun slowly appeared from behind some clouds to the west and lit up our storm like nothing we’ve ever seen before. We were like kids in a candy shop, running around, doing our best to capture it from every possible angle.” (Photo: Mike Olbinski/Caters News)

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