Written by on Sep 21, 2012. Posted in General Interest

Australian Location Scout captures rare fire tornado on camera

A Location Scout has caught a rare fire tornado on camera while working on location in central Australia. Chris Tangey is with Alice Springs Film and Television in Australia’s Northern Territory and his film has attracted attention around the world.

Chris spoke to Northern Territory News: “It sounded like a jet fighter going by, yet there wasn't a breath of wind where we were.”

He stumbled across the phenomenon when a bushfire was caught by a swirling twister, causing flames to spiral high up into the air.

Outback fire tornadoes-Australia from chris tangey on Vimeo.


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  • Murray Ashton


    Wow! Nice one Chris! Always good to be in the right place at the right time with camera and tripod to hand. Great shots. Bravo!


  • Chris Tangey


    Sorry Murray, Just noticed your comment 4 and a half years later! (was a tad busy at the time), yes I was remarkably fortunate, and the licensing fees are now approaching US$100K!