What better way is there to show both the beauty and power of nature than with these incredibly electrifying images of lightning? While sometimes it just takes being at the right place at the right time, like for amateur photographer Bertrand Kulik and his photo of a brightly illuminated Eiffel Tower, for others, like Dan Ransom, it requires carefully assembling a composite image or “stacking” multiple photos together to showcase a wild electrical storm (like the one Ransom stunningly captured at the Grand Canyon). Enjoy this beautiful “lightning” collection.
Dramatic lightning storm off the coast of Ventura, California (officially the City of San Buenaventura). In the comments – Photograph by Amery Carlson
This picture, by amateur photographer Bertrand Kulik, a concert violinist, of a lightning bolt appearing to strike the Eiffel Tower is included in an exhibition of images of lightning strikes across France being held in Issy L’evêque in Burgundy.
He shot this during spring 2012 near the California/Nevada border. The mountain getting electrocuted is Bald Mountain, which is southeast of Lake Tahoe.
A Lightning Show At The Grand Canyon
Lightning At Lake Shore Drive in Chicago
Lightning hitting the surface of water from a vantage point high up. Six lightning bolts in this 30 second exposure.[/caption]
Lightning by Evenstar photography
The Beauty of Lightning
Lightning illuminates a cumulonimbus cloud over Corio Bay, Victoria, Australia, by James Collier.
This is the moment a lightning bolt appears to strike the Statue of Liberty in New York
Lightning strikes June 6th over the Puyehue volcano, over 500 miles south of Santiago, Chile. (Francisco Negroni/Associated Press/AgenciaUno)
“Lightning” by John Wollwerth.
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