Perfect Shot: Wild Weather Frenzy

Photos by Gino De Grandis

A veteran storm chaser for 18 years, PUNCH photographer Gino De Grandis’ assignments typically take him to wild weather places like Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. “Who would have expected this here?” he says of the recent “atmospheric rivers” that pummeled the Peninsula. Hired by San Mateo County to capture extreme weather shots and storm damage, Gino pulled over near Pillar Point when he saw hundreds of frantic seagulls circling and squawking. “The crashing high surf stirred up the algae and created a feeding frenzy,” he says. “In the break of bad weather, I also encountered unexpected beauty.”

Image by Gino De Grandis /