Lightning Strike over Las Grutas, Argentina

April 19, 2023

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Photographer: Gerardo Ferrarino  
Summary Author: Gerardo Ferrarino

Following several consecutive days of temperatures near 35 C (95 F) in the seashore town of Las Grutas, Argentina, a front pushed through accompanied by a powerful thunderstorms and intense lightning. Shown above is one of many impressive cloud-to-ground strikes that blasted the Gulf of San Matias on the evening of March 14, 2023.

Photo details: A single shot of 10 seconds exposure; F7.1; ISO 400; Nikon Reflex; 14-24 mm lens.


Las Grutas, Río Negro, Argentina Coordinates: -40.8108, -65.0943

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