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Those Aren't Trees

Those Aren't Trees

At first glance this photo has a lens flare, some powerlines crossing the frame and a pretty blown out bolt. But what I captured in this image of lightning that I never even knew until a few experts noticed it...were upwards, positive streamers on the right bolt. Streamers come up from the ground and one of them meets the downward strike to complete the bolt. The other streamers are eqaually as dangerous and are what make lightning so deadly. A streamer can kill you just the same as the main strike. Getting streamers like this in a still photograph is incredibly rare, and I had no clue how rare until a few lightning experts noticed it and started analyzing it. Amazing capture for me!