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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Lightning in Clouds


First Place - Power of Nature - Professional, National Wildlife Awards


Norris Lake, Tennessee, USA

by Hazel Erikson

Sharps Chapel, Tennessee, USA

“We have spectacular lightning storms on the lake. As this storm developed I set up my camera, focusing on the advancing clouds. I used a lightning trigger to release the shutter the instant a bolt streaked across the sky, resulting in this image.”

Canon EOS 1D Mark II; 17-40mm lens, digital capture.

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