20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Friday Night Lights

Took a trip out into dark Arizona desert with a friend trying to capture the stars when a thunderstorm rolled in. I’d never photographed lightning before but I made the most of the opportunity. This shot is a single 15-second exposure. There was no post processing of this image in any way, just one click of a button.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Mayer, Arizona, United States of America
Copyright: © Taylor Davis