14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lightning Strike Over Residential Area of San Francisco

I captured this photo by sheer coincidence. We were having a very rare lightning storm in San Francisco and I was just capturing the amazing sky and the rainbow from my balcony in Twin Peaks, roughly the center of San Francisco looking out over the bay, and caught this lightning strike.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: San Francisco, California, United States of America
Camera: DSC-H200
Copyright: © Branton Burke