Photographer Matt Taylor managed to capture a remarkable before-and-during-and-after photo of a lightning strike hitting and illuminating earth. Using a Panasonic Lumix G7, which captures still shots at up to 30 frames per second, Matt captured just how intensely bright a strike can be. Matt estimates the lightning bolt struck about one or two miles south of where he was standing, but given the complete lack of shadows, it looks like the lightning gave a more powerful illumination that what the sun sends our way.
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The photo immediately before:
The photo illuminated lightning strike:
The photo immediately after: