21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lightning strike taken from cruise close to Florida Keys

I took this picture from a cruise ship in the early morning hours one night on our vacation to the Florida Keys. There were two storms we sailed past over the course of about 4 hours for amazing photo opportunities. This is my favorite photo from the night because of the ghostly figure that appears behind the bolt of lightning appearing to 'shoot' bolts from it's hands.

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Date Taken: 05.2023
Date Uploaded: 09.2023
Photo Location: No city.... from cruise ship sailing past the florida keys, None, United States of America
Copyright: © Randell Mansell