Constantly in motion, the Earth is home to awe-inspiring wonders, extreme weather events of all kinds and terrifying displays of power and force.
Across the planet's vast and varied landscapes, extreme climate conditions create some of the most hostile environments known to mankind.
Heat waves and drought scorch many of the lands found across the electrified Blue Planet, while raging thunderstorms and hurricanes blast away at her surface.
At the poles, subzero temperatures create worlds of ice and snow that glimmer under the ghostly light of the aurora.
Take a look at some of the wildest and most extreme weather events ever recorded in human history.
Sources: World Meteorological Organization and NOAA.