19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cavernous Cloudstrike

On a night when I was out photographing, a heat lightning storm came through the northern sky. The result was this background lightning through a foreground formation of clouds. It reminds me of what one might see in a deep sky shot of a planetary nebula like the Ring Nebula.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Wentworth, New Hampshire, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-7M2
Copyright: © Richard Vernon