Bolt over Dehradun, India

July 22, 2020

Photographer: Sanjeev Kumar Yadav 
Summary Author: Sanjeev Kumar Yadav

After a very hot day, suddenly dark clouds started gathering and before long a thunderstorm rolled into Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. It was raining lightly as I walked to the terrace, took out my camera from my bag and put it on a tripod. When cloud-to-ground lighting lit up the sky, I began to shoot. The photo above, taken on May 27, 2020, captures one of the more violent bolts. Temperatures of leaders such as this may reach 50,000 degrees F (28,000 C) or higher.

Photo Details: Camera - Canon EOS 7D Mark II; Exposure Time - 30.000s; Aperture - ƒ/6.3; ISO equivalent - 160; Focal Length - 15.0mm.