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Spectacular Lightning Strikes


Collection of hair-raising electrical storms

Most visually effective lightnings occur over city skylines, somehow. That must be due to the added element of danger; they might strike a building or wreak havoc on the city's energy grid.

Various skylines featured here belong to Toronto, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore; other backdrops to heavenly unrest include the Arizona desert, Bryce Canyon, Baltic Sea, Madeira island or a nameless field in Wilmington, North Carolina. In every case, the display of electrical storm lights is both humbling and exhilarating.

(image courtesy: Ben Bishop)

(image courtesy: Bernd W. Schüttke)

(image courtesy: Sam Javanrouh)

(image courtesy: Roger Taylor)

(image courtesy: Dark Matter)

(image courtesy: Louis Vest)

(image courtesy: joepomata)

Kakadu National park, Australia

(image courtesy: Ty Siscoe)

Thunder lightning captured from Garajau (Madeira, Portugal)
Picture taken by Rob Dekker, courtesy: Madeira)

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Blogger aspirin111 said...

its me again!

the second one from the bottom seems fake.

love the site keep up the great work!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The second one from the bottom is Bryce Canyon, not the Grand Canyon.

Anonymous Per said...

i just found this blog , and i must say that i really enjoyed it! i will be coming back for more wonderful & wierd things :)!

Anonymous MrBeat said...

Impressive pics, Nature is amazing, ain't it? :D

Blogger Jen said...

Most (if not all) of those unattributed pics are from Webshots. I recognized them right away since I see them on my screensaver all the time!

Love the site, btw!

Blogger B. Durbin said...

I am amazed that I actually have lightning photographs of my own. The circumstances were strange— basically, an Independence Day fireworks celebration that was pushed a little ahead and condensed because of a storm rolling in... and then the lightning started, much to my glee.

My favorite two are here and here. And due to the fact that I was on a riverbank at the time with a three-inch tripod (yes, lying on the ground), I'm very pleased with the results.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what city is that in the 6th one?it looks like a postcard i seen of downtown singapore about 10 years ago.

Blogger Rock said...

I saw a stranger ligthnig strike: the sky was blue, and at the horizon, there was one little cloud, and suddenly there was a clear, HUGE ligthning strike in this cloud, and seconds later, there was an huge BAN G! I was really frigthened.

Anonymous Tobbi said...

amazing ones.


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