About Me

Storm Chaser / Photographer

Beth Allan

A few minutes ago, every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling,
tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent,
their songs never cease. — John Muir

Hello everyone and thanks for being curious about who I am. I am a storm chaser and photographer based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and I specialize in weather (particularly bad weather) photographer, with other work focusing on landscape, travel, lifestyle, and equine photography.

I work full time as a school counsellor and transition to full-time storm chasing in July and August. My primary goal in storm chasing is to report my observations to Environment Canada to help improve weather warnings to the public, but after that has been done, I look to capture the beauty and the fury of nature’s violent summer weather in a way that is respectful to those being impacted by the weather as well as helpful for news media who might be broadcasting information to people in the storm’s path.

I have been lucky enough to be published as one of the top Canadian Instagrammers in a Canadian Geographic special edition book, as well as featured on Global News, CTV News, Your Morning, and CBC News. My photos have been published in local and national newspapers like the Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, and others. I have also had my work and adventures profiled by ELLEgirl Magazine (Korea), The Huffington Post, The Weather Network, the Weather Channel, and other places I’m sure I’m forgetting.

I’m proud to be a part of an exciting art project called Turbulent Skies, working with Albertan artist Jay Bigam from Edmonton, and will have a photo displayed in a gallery show with the project in 2018.

I was also a contributer of timelapse footage to CBC’s “The Nature of Things” special for Canada’s 150th anniversary. The Summer episode of the Wild Canadian Year five-part documentary series features several minutes of my storm timelapse footage, completed over two summers.