40 Stunning Examples of Lightning Photography

Lightning is an atmospheric electrostatic discharge accompanied by thunder, which typically occurs during thunderstorms, and sometimes during volcanic eruptions or dust storms. Strong winds from a severe thunderstorm appear to be bending out the channel of this lightning bolt. The fast moving wind storm moved through western Oklahoma late at night. The cloud feature along the leading edge is called a gust front or shelf cloud. As it passes the winds shift and become much cooler. This particular storm line had 60 m.p.h. winds.

Here, we have collected 40 high-quality examples of lightning photography. We hope you will enjoy this wonderful showcase. Feel free to browse through the entire collection and download your favorite picture. Please read the license agreements carefully before using. The license can change from time to time.

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2. Lightning by BlackGryph0n

Lightning by BlackGryph0n

3. Lightning by Pete Hunt

Lightning by Pete Hunt

4. The Blitz

The Blitz

5. Lightning Strike in Black and White

Lightning Strike in the high desert

6. Thunderbolt over the sea

Thunderbolt over the sea

7. Lightning chilth

Lightning chilth

8. Lightning by janpirnatphoto

Lightning by janpirnatphoto

9. Lightning by Torsten-Hufsky

Lightning by Torsten-Hufsky

10. Lightning by ergates

Lightning by ergates

11. Lightning by stormwlf

Lightning by stormwlf

12. Night Thunderstorm

Night Thunderstorm

13. Lightning Power

Lightning Power

14. Anger


15. Thunderstorm


16. Lightning by OccamsMonkey

Lightning by OccamsMonkey

17. The Anger of Zeus

The Anger of Zeus

18. Nature’s Omnipotent Power

Nature’s Omnipotent Power

19. Lightning by MartheMa

Lightning by MartheMa

20. A33 Storm

A33 Storm

21. Photography of Lightning 11

Photography of Lightning 11

22. Lightning Strikes Twice

Lightning Strikes Twice

23. Lightning. by TinaS-Photography

Lightning. by TinaS-Photography

24. Lightning in Broomfield, Colorado

Lightning by ergates

25. lightningby Coryphaeus

lightningby Coryphaeus

26. Lightning Storm Image

Lightning Storm Image

27. Thunderstorm over Florence

Thunderstorm over Florence

28. Lightning over The Mountains

Lightning over The Mountains

29. Mystic Lightning Storm

Mystic Lightning Storm

30. Lightnings


31. Thunderstorm over Beirut

Thunderstorm over Beirut

32. Utah Valley Lightning Storm

Utah Valley Lightning Storm

33. Superstrike


34. Lightning Over Lake Texoma

Lightning Over Lake Texoma

35. Apocalypse


36. Triple Lightning

Triple Lightning

37. That was close

That was close

38. Let’s Split

Let's Split

39. Lightning strike

Lightning strike

40. Lucky Shot: Lightning

Lucky Shot: Lightning