56 Stunningly Awesome Photographs of Lightning ...

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56 Stunningly Awesome Photographs of Lightning ...
56 Stunningly Awesome Photographs of Lightning ...

In the last few years we have seen some spectacular thunderstorms in the UK, but these photographs of lightning all around the world are unreal in comparison. I found lots of pictures that have been photoshopped - and they are pretty spectacular - but I'm bringing you just what appear to be natural photographs of lightning in all its glory.

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Chattanooga March 2012

Chattanooga March 2012 Via rchance: This was taken in ...

Pictures of lightning combined with other weather features are spectacular.

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Chattanooga's March skies were painted with an astonishing electrical display. Captured at just the right moment, the image crystallizes nature's raw power, as jagged bolts slice through the calm. This visual symphony, a dance between relenting clouds and the fierce incandescence of a storm's heart, is a testament to the thrilling beauty that unfurls above us. With each lightning strike, the heavens narrate an ancient story of elemental fury and majesty, leaving us in awe of the Earth's breathtaking climatic orchestra.

2

Stormy Sea

Stormy Sea Via Dailymovement

As if the power of the ocean wasn't forbidding enough.

3

Golden Flashes

Golden Flashes Via Brain Storm – Amazing Pictures ...

Look how fiery the lightning looks toward the bottom.

4

The Menace of the Sky

The Menace of the Sky Via Atrocity Exhibition

It's as much menacing as it is spectacularly beautiful.

5

Splitting the Sky

Splitting the Sky Via Lightning Strike iPhone Wallpaper | ...

It looks like a tear in the sky.

6

Stonehenge Lightning

Stonehenge Lightning Via Budget Travel - Travel-Buff

The place that usually observes the solstice gets light of a different kind.

7

Incarnation

Incarnation Via Lighting Research: Lightscapes

I've heard that Hindus call this phenomenon the Incarnation, when you can see the elephant head God of Ganesh in the image. This image of the meeting of a tornado and lightning was captured in Rome, Ga.

8

Multiple

Multiple Via Lightning

This is called the Eternal Lightning Field lightning and is in Venezuela. For ten hours each night for up to 160 nights per year, the lightning puts on a show like a wild dance of fire.

9

Victoria, Australia

Victoria, Australia Via World Travel on Twitter

Port Hicks Lighthouse in Victoria, Australia.

10

Lightning Bolt Hitting a Tree!

Lightning Bolt Hitting a Tree! Via Jordan Lavigne | Facebook

Achieved by long exposure (apparently).

11

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa Via pinterest.com

View taken of Cape Town from Camps Bay, with Table Mountain on the right.

12

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty Via Gr8 Shot

Shine a light on Lady Liberty.

13

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona Via r2--d2.tumblr.com

A breathtaking mesa view.

14

Ash Plume

Ash Plume Via Weather pictures of the year ...

When two powers of fire meet. Lightning during a volcanic eruption in Southern Chile.

15

Pacifica, California

Pacifica, California Via Blue Pueblo, Ocean Lightning, Pacifica, ...

So blue, so beautiful.

16

Wild

Wild Via 9 Stunning Photos of Beautiful ...

This reminds me of the scene from Independence Day.

17

Contradiction

Contradiction Via Spectacular natural phenomena photos

Beauty and strength.

18

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland Via Volcano lightning

This is the volcano that caused all the air traffic problems in April 2010.

19

Thunderstorm over the Tri-Cities

Thunderstorm over the Tri-Cities Via opcion.tumblr.com

Photo from 2008.

20

Near Pula, Croatia

Near Pula, Croatia Via Pictures of the day: 15 ...

Why is lightning over the sea always so spectacular?

21

Taiwan

Taiwan Via plasmatics-life.tumblr.com

What an incredible color.

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The intense hues captured in this shot are a testament to the dramatic beauty that nature can unleash. Like a painter splashing vibrantly onto a blank canvas, the lightning strikes in Taiwan bring a powerful energy that is both awe-inspiring and slightly terrifying. The electric blues and purples paint the sky with a spectral glory, offering a glimpse into the raw power of the natural world. Taiwan's skies remind us of the delicate balance between beauty and the forces that sculpt our planet. It's a celestial dance that mesmerizes onlookers with every brilliant flash.

22

Nebraska

Nebraska Via besttravelphotos.me

Supercell lightning.

23

Sakurajima, Japan

Sakurajima, Japan Via WATCH: What The World Looks ...

The volcano in Southern Japan erupted in January 2013.

24

Fireworks Show

Fireworks Show Via imgur.com

The power of nature overcomes anything man can make.

25

Lightning Strikes during a Firework Display

Lightning Strikes during a Firework Display Via Ask the Meteorologist | KSL.com

Mother Nature and man in harmony to produce a
spectacular show.

26

The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower Via Paris

Well, they do call Paris the City of Light.

27

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland Via ☯ ☯ ☯

This is Arthur's Steps.

28

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Via weerwoord.be

It must be pretty amazing and somewhat scary driving across the bridge during a storm like this.

29

The End of the World

The End of the World Via media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com

Only Mother Nature could create such a palette.

30

Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, Iceland

Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, Iceland Via Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, Iceland - Daring ...

I just love pictures of lightning and volcanoes.

31

Clouds

Clouds Via 24.media.tumblr.com

Awesome clouds.

32

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park Via Lighting at Grand Canyon National ...

Wowser!

33

Rainbow Lightning

Rainbow Lightning Via Beautiful Nature

A gift from the Weather Goddess.

34

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany Via Blue Pueblo

Walt Disney couldn't have imagined it better.

35

Shanghai

Shanghai Via #SHANGHAiMAGE#Another Night in Shanghai2013

Very tall buildings have their uses.

36

Corio Bay, Victoria, Australia

Corio Bay, Victoria, Australia Via 2013 Australian Weather Calendar

Look at the way the lightning has lit up that bank of
cumulonimbus cloud.

37

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park Via God's Amazing Universe

As if the scenery isn't already spectacular enough.

38

Lightning Strikes Pine Tree

Lightning Strikes Pine Tree Via Lightning strikes pine tree

Come on baby, light my fire.

39

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico Via Her eyes were huge things.

Gloriously magnificent.

40

Florida Beach

Florida Beach Via peaceful eyes - nordvarg: Spring ...

It's not always sunny in the Sunshine State.

41

The Parthenon, Athens

The Parthenon, Athens Via flickr.com

The Gods of Olympus speak.

42

Lightning Strikes Fireworks

Lightning Strikes Fireworks Via Community Post: Lightning Strikes Fireworks

Mother Nature wins again.

43

Winter Sea

Winter Sea Via 7 Surreal Landscapes - Beautiful ...

All that glisters is not gold.

44

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah Via davewelling.photoshelter.com

Lightning strikes the hoodoo formations during a summer rainstorm.

45

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue Via media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com

Look at that breathtaking reflection in the lake.

46

Double Strike

Double Strike Via The moment lightning struck twice ...

Seen from the Hancock Tower, lighting strikes both the Willis Tower, right, and the Trump Tower in downtown Chicago

47

Nature's Whip

Nature's Whip Via howyadointoday.tumblr.com

Some pictures of lightning really do look like they came straight out of a Disney movie.

48

Monument Valley

Monument Valley Via Lightning Strike at Monument Valley

A ribbon of power

49

TUCSON, Arizona

TUCSON, Arizona Via Lightning over Tuscon, Arizona | ...

Unreal!

50

Clearwater, Kansas

Clearwater, Kansas Via Storms in the U.S

Storm chasers looking for a tornado found lightning instead.

51

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Via mooi

I know you've already seen one stunning photograph of lighting over the Grand Canyon but this is just as good.

52

McDonald’s

McDonald’s Via Out of this World

An act of God?

53

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery Via Pictures of the year 2009: ...

To infinity and beyond.

54

The Empire State Building

The Empire State Building Via Bolt of Lightning Striking the ...

The lightning rod doing its job.

55

Crater Storm, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Storm, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon Via Beautiful Nature (c1tylight5: Crater Storm ...

Mother Nature can do what she pleases and we can't do anything about it.

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Eyjafjalajökull, Iceland

Eyjafjalajökull, Iceland Via Eyjafjalajökull 6

Yes it's that Icelandic volcano again.

Are you exhausted from looking at this collection of amazing photos of lightning? I loved them and am very happy to sit and watch thunderstorms and lightning storms. How about you?

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Lightning actually strikes from the ground up!

Wow those are beautiful and colorful. I liked the one with the rainbow. I enjoy your travel pics!

#8 Is there thunder also?

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