Greek Canadian storm chaser George Kourounis is always on the look out for dangerous natural disasters including hurricanes, tornadoes and volcanoes. Nothing seems to frighten this man. George, a renowned global adventurer, explorer and television presenter, was recently a guest speaker on the Discovery Channel claiming that he can get as close as a quarter mile to a hurricane!
He says traveling around the world and filming these storms have made him realize how small man is, and how powerful these forces of nature can be. Based in Toronto, his efforts to document nature’s worst weather conditions have taken him all over the globe, into places most normal people are fleeing from.
Whether it’s a tornado outbreak in Kansas, a monster hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, forest fires in British Columbia, or even an erupting volcano, he’s usually in the middle of the action with his camera rolling. His efforts have been seen around the world on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Explorer, BBC-TV, CNN and of course, his own adventure TV program Angry Planet which has been broadcast in over 100 countries.