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Atlantic Ocean Lightning Strike | by thisisbrianfisher
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Atlantic Ocean Lightning Strike

One night during our week in Florida, there was a huge lightning storm with giant bolts every 30 seconds. At first, I set my camera up on a tripod outside our room and Kaytee was taking the photos (look on her page for one to be posted soon). We kept playing with exposure settings and I finally took this one.


We didn't realize that the lightning bolt appeared to have hit the shoreline until after reviewing the photos at home - or else I would have run down there to look for a fulgurite.


@BBC Bang: This image is of a lightning strike on the Florida shore of the Atlantic Ocean, capturing the energy moving between the storm clouds and the ground.


As of 9/28/10 - This image was selected and is featured on the website of the BBC TV show Bang Goes The Theory (View site here).


As of 10/13/10 - This image was selected and was shown during a live episode of the BBC TV show, Bang Goes The Theory. The clip can be seen on my YouTube account.

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Taken on August 19, 2010