Photographers tell how they captured one of nature’s most fleeting events

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There is hardly a more riveting sight than a bolt of lightning at the beach. Its sheer suddenness, its vivid brightness piercing the dark sky, combined with a startling peal of thunder, is both beautiful and frightening. The majestic expanse of sea and sky provides a dramatic backdrop for nature’s explosive light show.

 

In this photo essay, local photographers share their experiences in successfully capturing images of this elusive subject — a challenge that includes being outside in threatening weather, shooting at the limits of most cameras and being subject to the randomness of where the next strike will occur. The results are amazing!

 View the photo essay.

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