14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Storm Over Myrtle Beach South Carolina

I have always loved storms! I don't know what it is about them. I think it might be that its something so big that people cant control, but all they can do is sit there and watch, and I like showing others what kind of things are in nature that they normally don't get to see! After being on a week long business trip across part of the United states and ending in Myrtle Beach, south Carolina A Nebraskan boy like me wasnt used to such hot and humid weather and I was tired. But I couldn't sleep, As I was laying in bed I saw light flashing out side my hotel balcony window and lighting up the whole room. I thought it was a crazy party of some sort. But little did I know tell I looked out the window huge storm rolled in I went out on my 24th story hotel room balcony and started watching this storm slowly get closer over the ocean. so I ran inside grabbed my gear and started snapping shots! I stood out side for a good 3 hours. I couldn't believe how huge the lighting strikes were it blew me away! You get a rush every shot just, waiting to see your results on the LCD screen!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2016
Date Uploaded: 04.2016
Photo Location: Myrtle Beach , South Carolina, United States of America
Copyright: © Dillon Hardinger