provides unique viewpoints and details of the Northern Territory's extreme storm seasons that are available to media outlets worldwide.  extensive lightning history and knowledge.  Lightning investigation and analysis.


 Requests for image and video licensing and use can be made to Walt.Lyons@WeatherVideoHD.TV




Since 2002 ( previously .com) has been involved in media interviews within Australia and overseas regards chasing Darwin's extreme weather.  When cyclones or severe weather present themselves, storm chaser Mike O'Neill is in the firing line of these events capturing the power of nature and photographing lightning directly in the heart of these thunderstorms.



2013/14 BBC Oxford Science University documentary (*new)


2013 ABC Darwin Cyclone week interview for NT 2013/14 season


2012/13 Australian Geographic magazine storm chase with science writer, Peter Meredith for the 2013 storm feature issue.


2012/13 Kyodo Television Japan Lightning documentary shown nationally in Japan.


2011/12 Media filming and interview for ABC Darwin's 7:30NT weekly show


20010/11 two documentaries filmed with Japan's NHK Broadcasting company over ten days for their Wonder, Wonder series.


2011/12 Off the Leash Magazine, Darwin for print media interview on storm chasing


2009 print media interviews in association with Tourism NT and chase November 2009 with contingents from Germany, Austria and  Switzerland.


2009/10 Documentary feature for National Geographic on Lightning and Storm Chasing.  Series aired worldwide.  Production company The Cosmos Factory from Austria.


European GEO Magazine in 2007 with Florence de Camp and photographed/chased with their professional photographer. The feature photo collection can be viewed in Nick Moir's page on the site under 'Tropical Chaser' at


Chase and thunderstorm photographs featured on Reed Timmer and Joel Taylor's website in the USA since 2006.



* The images I photograph are regular features in the Northern Territory News  & Sunday Territorian print media.


* Storm photographs supplied for Bowman Studio, Presentation Producers in 2007/8






The Australian Severe Weather Discussion & Resource forum


* Lightning photograph won the 2007 Tourism NT's 'Share your photo' national photographic competition.



* My storm and weather images used by local businesses on their company brochures and business premises for display.


* November 15 2008 held inaugural photo exhibition in Darwin.


  * December 2008 won image of the month on The Weather Channel with accompanying phone interview.


  * December 2008 won image of the month on the photographic and discussion forum  







Interested media can contact Mike O'Neill on mobile +61 8 04999 82446 or home

+61 8 8931 2018 or email or through this website contact form page.


Stock prev .com) provides a vast library of images available for use for your media outlets, presentations, advertising, presentations, project media and conferences. 

Storm chaser Mike O'Neill prepares for these events and when the storms/cyclones form the plan of action is to get right up close and personal with lightning and thunderstorms.  Mike O'Neill prides himself in getting to the action first and exclusively close.

 Interviews:  Storm chaser Mike O'Neill is available for phone, radio or personal interviews to give that unique insight into Darwin's tropical storm season and weather set ups.

Whilst chasing for the past 13 years the experience gained and knowledge of conditions has proved invaluable and highly informative to visiting chasers and media.


* Media contact worldwide and in Australia can contact via mobile +61 8 04999 8446 or email