There is something awe inspiring about walking outside and looking up during a thunderstorm. The boom of the thunder, the crack of lightning, and the roiling black clouds all work together to create a sense of largeness that simply engulfs you. Watching lightning from a distance can be a gorgeous experience and when someone captures it via photography you can re-live it over and over. 100 bolts of lightning hit the Earth every single second and shown below are 16 of those such bolts, captured in HD detail.
Here we see all of the might that man could muster standing in the way of a lightning bolt from the heavens. This alarming, but beautiful, shot is relatively common place. As we mentioned above there are over 100 lightning strikes per second that hit the surface of the Earth. Lightning seeks for the quickest path to the ground and climbing down a lighthouse like this is the perfect path.