Mesmerizing Timelapse Captures Huge Cloudburst “Tsunami” Moving Across Austrian Lake

Tsunami from Heaven Cloudburst Timelapse

Particularly extreme weather events are often a reminder that Mother Nature is in charge. From heatwaves to hurricanes, there’s no stopping the wrath of the elements once they get going. Of course, many of these natural phenomenons can be dangerous for us human beings, but if they happen to occur away from civilization, they can simply be mesmerizing to observe from afar.

Photographer and founder of Visit Austria, Peter Maier, captured the incredible moment when a rainstorm suddenly roared across Lake Millstatt in Carinthia, Austria. The captivating time-lapse video, titled Tsunami from Heaven, was first shot in 2018, but it’s recently resurfaced as a viral video.

The footage shows a huge, billowing cloudburst moving across the mountainscape before it suddenly floods the entire lake. Maier captured the event from the safety of Alpengasthof Bergfried hotel, where he had the perfect vantage point to watch the storm in all its rampaging glory.

Check out the full video below and find more of Maier’s videos on YouTube.

Photographer Peter Maier captured the incredible moment when a cloudburst suddenly roared across Lake Millstatt in Carinthia, Austria.

Peter Maier: Instagram | YouTube
h/t: [PetaPixel]

All images via Peter Maier.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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