25 Real Pictures Of Lightning You’ll Be Shocked Are Not Photoshopped

Posted by , Updated on July 7, 2015


Lightning is an immensely powerful force that we humans have yet to truly understand. Appearing during small storms, massive super-cells, and even volcanic eruptions, lightning is both dangerous and beautiful to look at. Whether it goes cloud-to-ground, cloud-to-cloud, or stays within its own cloud, lightning creates brilliant pictures wherever it streaks across the sky. While there are many highly-edited pictures of seemingly impossible lightning out there (if it’s edited, it likely is impossible!), these are all natural, #nofilter versions, taken by amateur and expert photographers alike. Be amazed by these 25 Real Pictures Of Lightning You’ll Be Shocked Are Not Photoshopped.


Arches National Park, Utah

arches national park lightningImage: Anthony Quintano via Flickr

Orange, Australia

orange, australia lightningImage: NOAA Photo Library via Flickr

Las Vegas, Nevada

Las_Vegas_Lightning_StormImage: Wikimedia

Straight of Malacca, seen from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln

Lighting flashes as the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Straight of Malacca.Image: Wikimedia

Lombok, Indonesia

lombok indonesia lightningImage: Wikimedia

SEE ALSO: 25 Most Visited Countries In The World »

NOW WATCH: 25 Crazy Things You'll Only Find In Chinese Walmarts

Subscribe to List25
Show Us Your Love
Join Over 2 Million+ List25 Fans