Twisted lightning bolts striking the desert floor with giant saguaro cactus. Black and white with texture layer added.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) estimates there are 200 deaths and 750 severe injuries from lightning each year in the U.S.
20% of all lightning victims die from the strike.
70% of survivors will suffer serious long-term effects.
Annually, there are more than 10,000 forest fires caused by lightning.
This storm started later in the evening. Just how I like them. It was dinner time, for us we eat late, it was about 8:30. I had just got done cooking. Everypne was having something different. We were just about to sit down and it started. So as I have done many times… I looked at my wife and son and said ” I got to go” Something they are used too hearing when the first sound of thunder hits. So I went to north east Boulder County just north of Longmont to one of my favorite lakes. It was cloud to cloud lightning. Thunder heads were lighting up but the bolts would never appear. If they had… it would have been one of my best nights. It lasted for a long time. Very beautiful and hard to capture the true beauty on film.
So it’s Monday June 22nd, 9:30 at night and I am thinking there will be no storms tonight YEA, I need a break and boom another one comes in fast and furious. How many so far???
Boulder County Lightning Thunderstorm 06.05.09 The tricky part was finding a quick location. These storm coma and leave so quickly. I wanted to get a car light trail in the image, so I set up shop near Hygiene on 17th street. Here is the Image. You can see more Images in my gallery at www.TheLightningMan.com