Matthew Higgins has spent his last four summers doing what very few people would consider vacation. 

Rather than lay on the beach or take a cruise with his wife and child, he has opted to spend every summer traveling around the United States chasing dangerous storms and capturing them on film, reports The Daily Mail.

Some $16,000 later, the U.K.-based Higgins has seen insane storms the past several years in the states, risking his life in the process, which he documents his travels on Twitter.

Higgins usually sticks to the Midwest, visiting Kansas, Colorado, South Dakota and Nebraska in order to track major storms that pass through the nation's storm-belt.

Check out a slideshow with photos from Higgins' thrilling storm chasing adventures and marvel the dangerous side of natural beauty.