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

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.

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Arches National Park, Utah

arches national park lightningImage: Anthony Quintano via Flickr
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Orange, Australia

orange, australia lightningImage: NOAA Photo Library via Flickr
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Las Vegas, Nevada

Las_Vegas_Lightning_StormImage: Wikimedia
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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
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Lombok, Indonesia

lombok indonesia lightningImage: Wikimedia


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