Cloud to Cloud Lightning

October 29, 2003


Provided and copyright by: Garth Buckles
Summary authors & editors: Garth Buckles

While flying from Atlanta to Los Angeles, early last month, our route took us near a huge thunderstorm complex over Texas. An amazing display of cloud-to-cloud lightning illuminated thunderheads close to our 37,000 feet (11,278 m) cruising altitude. I pressed my Leica Minilux Zoom camera to the window and shot a dozen shots hoping to time it just right -- the one above perfectly captured what I was seeing. It was truly an awesome display of Nature's might.

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