A spectacular sight, the Statue of Liberty, in New York, looks even more magnificient when glowing with the energy from a lightning bolt.
An electrical storm with multiple lightning bolts lit up the night sky in Gillette, Wyoming.
With the World Cup around the corner what better place to be than Rio de Janeiro. However I am not quite sure what to make of this photo.
It’s the sheer, awesome power that gets me about lightning, and this forked bolt over Archer, Texas has it all.
There’s a lot going on in this photo.
Firstly the sight of two bolts: one a bolt of lightning, the other the fastest human ever, Usain Bolt.
Then there are the cameramen on the inside of the track, laden with their equipment, seemingly keeping pace with the athletes.
Acapulco, Mexico is probably known more for its sun and sea than its lightning strikes, but when they come, they certainly come with breathtaking force.
The large ferris wheel on the south bank of the River Thames in central London, known as the London Eye got a jolt from a bolt recently.
A huge bolt of lightning struck Poole, Dorset, UK recently. Isn’t there some simple way to harness all this energy?
It’s one of the tallest buildings in the world so it probably gets more than its fair share of lightning strikes, and the Willis Tower in Chicago, USA can really take a hit. I know the lightning bolt lasts less than a second but surely the energy it carries is worth trying to harness.
Three bolts of lightning simultaneously strike Guangdong, China, lighting up the night sky.
A spectacular lightning strike over the city of Munich in Germany.
This lightning storm in Kentucky, USA provided some spectacular and dangerous lightning bolts.
We say lightning never strikes twice (in the same place), but in this place it struck thrice (three times) simultaneously.
It’s not unusual for the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France to be struck by lightning. Click here to see a similar photo taken in 1908.
A fair in Dubuque, Iowa was the site of an amazing lightning strike.