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Lightning over the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Lightning Storm – på Photo By Dan Ransom.'And I thought Florida was the lightening capital of the world!

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Photographer Rolf Maeder captures a lightning storm over the Grand Canyon.

Photographer Captures Stunning Grand Canyon Lightning Strikes

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.

Mammatus clouds plus lightning! Meteorolgy geek alert!

Mammatus Clouds & Lightning (by Kevin Aker)taken in Rapid City, South Dakota. Mammatus clouds are common during and even after a tornado. They are created by the intense mixture of updrafts and downdrafts within the storm cell.

When Lightning Strikes Sand. Fulgurites (Latin, meaning "thunderbolt")  Sometimes referred to as petrified lightning, they are natural hollow glass tubes formed by lightning strikes in quartzose sand, silica, or soil. (Wikipedpia)

When Lightning Strikes Sand

Fulgurite - Sand hit by lightning. This picture is not Fulgurite by the way.This is a stick with wet sand on it.Fulgurite is usually found in the ground where lightning has struck and is usually very small glass tubules.