“On our third night luck ran out. The wind was picking up while we made camp for the night and the radar showed precipitation headed our way.”

Have you ever had to capture stills and motion in the middle of a hurricane?

I have.

I headed off to document the travels of a well-known duo of Instagrammers – @ladyadventures, an intoxicating pair of women who leave the city life behind every weekend and seek bold experiences in the great outdoors.

As we headed out on our roadtrip, we kept a watchful eye on a storm system that was headed for our Florida campsite.  Rather than cancel our plans, everyone decided to head south hoping to outrun the storm or that it would miss us entirely.

Eight hours later we pulled into Key West with nothing but blue skies.

Salt in our hair and tan lines for miles, we had a fantastic two days unimpeded by weather.

On our third night luck ran out. The wind was picking up while we made camp for the night and the radar showed precipitation headed our way.

The Lady Adventures have a lot of experience in situations like this. Taking their lead, we hunkered down, literally.  Secured camp, locked gear up in our vehicle and waited.  Pounding rains eventually filled up our tent, howling winds straight from a horror movie and lightning all made for a dramatic night.

At first light all we had left to contend with was a steady downpour.  Motivated by dreams of a hot breakfast at a proper diner, we packed up camp as fast as we could bound for civilization.

After many cups of coffee, we decided to extend our stay one more night.  We wanted to create more pictures together, more memories, more laughs.  Civilization could wait.

I think you have to be pretty good at anticipating how a scene will evolve if you want to capture organic moments. Jokingly I compare myself to a hunter, being patient, waiting for that perfect shot. The work that I created with The Lady Adventures is so dear to my heart and I think the pictures speak to that.

My hope is these images inspire others to seek adventure, be present in nature and get some dirt under your nails!

Discover more of Brook’s images at gettyimages.com/brookpifer