21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Eight lightning strikes on the Kansas prairie

A thunderstorm marches across the Kansas prairie; it was one of our targets during a storm-chasing expedition. Bolt after bolt jumped from the cloud bottoms to the field. We watched for about 15 minutes, shotting continuously to capture as many lightning strikes as possible.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Liberal, Kansas, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6i
Copyright: © Rich Isaacman