16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Rural thunderstorm.

This photo is showing a cloud-to-ground lightning bolt during a highly energized storm. I went on a storm chase for lightning shots and stopped on a rural country road and began shooting. I shot over 2000 images this night with only a handful of lightning shots in the end.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Morrison, Illinois, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Ryan Eckstein