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 & 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.
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.