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Electric Earth

Gigantic Flash

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Intense cloud-to-ground lightning was caught using time-lapse photography during a nighttime thunderstorm.

Wonder of the Sky

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Shown above are multiple cloud-to-ground and cloud-to-cloud lightning strokes, during a nighttime thunderstorm.

High Voltage

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Thunderstorm and lightning takes place shortly after sundown.

Lightning Strike

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Lightning strikes over homes in Toronto, Canada.

Electric Discharge

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Multiple cloud-to-ground lightning strokes are captured in this great lightning shot.

Perfect Aim

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Lightning strikes a tower and outcomes a beautiful display of electric charge in the night sky.

Streaking Strokes

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Fantastic display of lightning as it streaks through the evening skies.

View From Above

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This photo captures cloud-to-ground lightning in stunning and dramatic form.

Through the Storm

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This photo captures a lightning storm taking place over Boston in 1967.

Touchdown on Earth

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Time-lapse photography captures cloud-to-ground lightning during a nighttime thunderstorm in Norman, Oklahoma - home of the NSSL.

Fill the Sky

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Multiple cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning strokes caught using time-lapse photography during a nighttime thunderstorm.

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