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Worldwide, lightning strikes around 50 times every second (more than 4 million times every day). Electrical imbalances generated by turbulent skies are suddenly balanced by a spectacular discharge tracing across a darkened sky — a display that is both frightening and awe-inspiring. Collected are recent images of lightning around the world.
Read more. [Images: Reuters/Adrees Latif, Reuters/Felix Ordonez, Reuters/Aly Song, Reuters/Dado Ruvic]
[Images: Camille Seaman]
Award-winning photographer Camille Seaman, best known for her earlier work depicting massive polar icebergs, recently turned her lens on another incredible natural phenomenon - storm clouds above the American Midwest. She partnered with experienced storm chasers and began to stalk a particular type of storm cloud - the supercell. On June 22, 2012, in western Nebraska, she encountered an enormous supercell and captured its many faces.
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Nature is so terribly awesome.