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Captured lightning.

A really intense storm is hitting where I live in the mid-west of the States right now, and I got some lovely shots before it started down-pouring. This was the first time I’ve ever successfully photographed a lightning storm, not to mention acquiring multiple shots that I am more than pleased with. 

Fun facts: 

  • Did you know that daily there are about 8 million lightning flashes [aka strikes]on Earth, which amounts to 100 times every second
  • Annually, it’s estimated that 24,000 people are hit by lightning around the world.
  • In the U.S. alone, the odds of being struck by lightning are 1 in 600,000.
  • Globally, lightning is only fatal to a little over 1,000 people per year. 

You can learn more about the science behind lightning here, here, and here.

(Source: thescienceofreality)

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