millions of people were staring at the same thing through doofy glasses, as they tried to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse.

There’s nothing like snapping photos on a beautiful day, when all that’s around you are blue skies, puffy clouds, and plenty of sunlight. A sunny day makes for a perfect photo op — but so does scary weather. We’re talking major storms and apocalyptic-looking atmospheric conditions.

However, doesn’t going outside and waiting for the perfect shot sound a little, well, hazardous in the face of an incoming storm? Never fear. The photographers below have taken the risk for you, so you can appreciate nature’s true power from the safety of your chair.