A fire whirl, known to some as the fire tornado. One of the most terrifying sights.Fire tornadoes occur when heat, ash and fire get swept up in a spinning mass of air.Fire forms a tornado-like vortex of flames.
Rare shot of a fire whirl by Photojournalist Edio Junior/Brazil. They are induced by fire and are composed of flame, gases, and combustible materials, initially sucked into eddies of air. Rarely, they can reach a cloud and become an actual tornado.
This is the reflection of a river running through a mine, rotated to resemble a tornado, along the Rio Tinto in Huelva, Spain. (Copyright Tomas Bogonez/Solent News & Photo Agency) Must-see March 2013 on MSN Photos