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A real struggle of a picture! Didn't have many chances to catch this, and the lightning was striking well left of the waterfall. Suddenly there was a bolt right in line with the water, but it was right at the edge of my frame. It was the only strike behind the falls and a few minutes later it started to rain! Glad I caught it, but oh, if only I'd been in a better position with a better lens on!

This is an updated version - to celebrate winning Environmental Photographer of the Year - Natural World Category with this image.

See this link for a description of taking the shot, and some info on processing the image:

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bcordone Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Simply breathtaking; it truly is. Must have been scary waiting for it though (which probably added to the excitement) Congrats on the award.
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thesuper Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Artist
awesome location. i can imagine the time spent waiting for this to happen.
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jmbroscombe Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Thanks - It was a strange wait - sat in the dark with the endless roar of millions of gallons of water dropping 250m. I could feel the ground shaking, and I was trying to work out which was most likely: getting hit by lightning, or being eaten by a jaguar! Both highly possible, and it wouldn't have been my first lightning hit - but that's another story!!! :lol:
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Submitted on
December 14, 2010
Image Size
6.4 MB
Resolution
4745×6710
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Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D700
Shutter Speed
30/1 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
20 mm
ISO Speed
640
Date Taken
Oct 20, 2010, 6:24:13 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows