Another bolt of lightning striking the Empire State Building, this time on August 2011 during another severe storm. On the night of April 12 of the same year, the building was even struck three times in a row during a bad thunderstorm.
These awe-inspiring photos of Mother Nature might just be reason enough to give a thankful nod on Earth Day. Here, using clever low exposure techniques, photographer Rolf Maeder managed to capture multiple lightning strikes hitting the Grand Canyon.
This is an awesome picture. Supercell Thunderstorm by Sean Heavey, nationalgeographic: A supercell thunderstorm rolls across the Montana prairie at sunset. This was a winning shot in the 2010 National Geographic Nature Gallery Photo Contest.