Chris Kridler

Chris Kridler is a photographer, author and storm chaser who has traveled to the Great Plains every spring for more than 25 years to capture nature’s spectacles. Her obsession with storms is fueled by her need to preserve ephemeral, beautiful and powerful moments that will never exist again and the freedom she feels roaming Tornado Alley in search of awesomely bad weather.

Kridler, a former journalist, also photographs rocket launches and lightning near her home on Florida’s Space Coast, where thunderstorms provide electric subjects for her sky photography. Her work has been featured in the Journal of Meteorology and the New York Times, and on book covers, including the Wallace and Hobbs Atmospheric Science textbook. She was profiled in Popular Photography and has been interviewed about her storm-chasing experiences on TV, radio and podcasts.

Kridler is also an award-winning filmmaker and the author of the Storm Seekers adventure book series and other mystery and romance novels under the pen name Lucy Lakestone. When she’s not working, she enjoys walking her crazy little dogs and sipping craft cocktails with her husband in their home bar. Learn more at

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