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© Steven Maguire
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UploadedDecember 7, 2008
TakenAugust 16, 2008
ModelFinePix S9100
Exposure1.5 sec at f/11
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length9.3 mm
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Lightning strikes the Huachuca Mountians. Sierra vista, Az. Monsoon 2008.

150 responses

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    Amazing shot! I love the orange color in the foreground and that lightning storm is FIERCE!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    what a great shot. very dramatic!

  • Matt.

    Matt. (Deleted) gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Very Good job

  • Margherita Bettinelli

    Margherita Bettinelli said (7 Dec 2008):

    that's impressive! great job Stephen!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (7 Dec 2008):


  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Unreal how you capture these spectacular displays of nature....

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Wow, Lightning certainly likes your camera!

  • stuart s

    stuart s gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Breathtaking shot!

  • Sven Schroeder

    Sven Schroeder gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    WOW! Absolutely stunning! Very good!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Very beautiful, but threatening. Remarkable color and contrasts too. Amazing capture.

  • Alain Mijngheer

    Alain Mijngheer gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Impressive shot Stephen !

  • F A

    F A gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Another amazing shot stephen!

  • Mojca Savicki

    Mojca Savicki gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Your lightning shots are awsome!

  • Jennifer Rowe

    Jennifer Rowe gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    so great! that bit of open sky provides such great contrast!

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Outstanding capture!

  • Philippe Chullikal

    Philippe Chullikal said (7 Dec 2008):

    nothing to say else that I would have liked to make such a shot. Congratulations!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    awesome shot,Stephen!

  • Gonzalo Munoz

    Gonzalo Munoz gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    incredible lightning images!

  • Chad Galloway

    Chad Galloway gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    This is TOO cool!

  • Jenny M

    Jenny M gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    wow! amazing shot amazing moment

  • Susan Weisensel

    Susan Weisensel gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Cool capture.

  • Trish Meyer

    Trish Meyer (Deleted) gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Fantastic capture Stephen.

  • Ævar B. Jak.

    Ævar B. Jak. gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Great shot!!

  • Julie Ann Newell

    Julie Ann Newell said (7 Dec 2008):

    insane! great work

  • Jose Rico

    Jose Rico (Deleted) gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    an amazing capture & great study in contrast - wow

  • roni sanjaya

    roni sanjaya gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    this is so beautiful!!!

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Fantastic capture - great composition with the clear sky, storm front and lightning strike. A fave here.

  • Ted Opderbeck

    Ted Opderbeck gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Wow - what an amazing shot - I love the breaking clouds combined with the drama of the lightning. You always seem to catch the perfect moment.

  • Shannon Kringen

    Shannon Kringen said (7 Dec 2008):

    amazing shot

  • Don Martel

    Don Martel said (7 Dec 2008):

    that is just a crazy image .. how much fun is that! .. Alot of fun!

  • Mike McComie

    Mike McComie said (7 Dec 2008):

    Love your outdoor shots

  • Kurt Nimmo

    Kurt Nimmo gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Nice lightnin' storm.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    Stephen, you are a real artist at capturing nature at its best (or worst).

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    That's not lucky for you!! You're the best at capturing this!!! Fantastic!!

  • Jason H

    Jason H gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    well lucky.never been able to catch a day one

  • Gigi Leonard

    Gigi Leonard gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    whoa - looks like everyone's said what I was goingt to tell you. Nice!

  • Aisling Browne

    Aisling Browne gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    Holy Moly!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    Amazing clouds...what a shot.

  • Chicago Love

    Chicago Love (Deleted) gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    wow!! it's a sky roar! Hey is that Mad Max as your avatar? It's my favorite movie

  • Eric M

    Eric M gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    absolutely perfect

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    i love a great cloud photo... add an awesome lightning strike and... i'm speechless

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Instant fav!!

  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum (Deleted) gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Wonderful capture! Especially the colors...

  • Denise Male

    Denise Male said (9 Dec 2008):

    Superb shot. Well done

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    The lightning is superb... and to see the front advancing with that marvelously formed leading edge pushes this scene right over the top!

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Wow! Great shot! Looks like two worlds colliding!

  • Mindy Mcgregor

    Mindy Mcgregor gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Fantastic work!!!!!!!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (9 Dec 2008):


  • Stephen Bivens

    Stephen Bivens gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    WOW ! Fantastic capture.

  • Sarah Keating

    Sarah Keating said (9 Dec 2008):

    LuckY! you would have to be so lucky to get so many awesome lightning shots --- you'll have to share your secrets! really great pictures :)

  • Jim Manocchio

    Jim Manocchio said (9 Dec 2008):

    Amazing!!! Great contrast of color.

  • Sara Elena

    Sara Elena gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Wow, is amazing!!!! good shot!!!

  • Nick Page

    Nick Page gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    This is AMAZING!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (10 Dec 2008):


  • Roland Ramos

    Roland Ramos gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    What a shot!

  • Esther K

    Esther K gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! What a display of contrast!

  • Loree McComb

    Loree McComb   gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    Holy Cow - fantastic

  • Lara Hansen

    Lara Hansen gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    Spectacular capture!

  • Talitha Tarro

    Talitha Tarro (Deleted) gave props (10 Dec 2008):


  • david ong

    david ong gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    i wish i can fav it twice.

  • Mike Morris

    Mike Morris gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    Amazing shot. Clouds look like they are exploding.


    LAM KHIN THET said (11 Dec 2008):

    Awesome and stunning. Love the title also.

  • Joanne Thompson

    Joanne Thompson gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    amazing capture! love it! amazing how the sky opens up like that!

  • Irmingard Anna

    Irmingard Anna gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    It's frightful in his beauty! Awesome moment!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip said (11 Dec 2008):

    Not much lighting in NYC to capture. Very enrich and focus. Nice work.

  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (12 Dec 2008):


  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (12 Dec 2008):


  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    You really get a lot of lightning in your area :-)) Nice shot again!!

  • sam mohan

    sam mohan said (12 Dec 2008):

    how do you capture that...i need to learn this

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    Amazing image...I can actually see a man's profile with beard in the cloud formation:)

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    Very impressive capture!

  • Olivia Destandau

    Olivia Destandau said (13 Dec 2008):

    Have you thought about entering this in the Severe Weather contest? It is very fine.

  • kris slinger

    kris slinger said (13 Dec 2008):

    my son called this heaven and hell - I like the duality myself! Great arrangement.

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    Wow, awesome capture. You always seem to be in the right place at the right time...or maybe that's part of your talent!

  • Laurie Fuller/Drake

    Laurie Fuller/Drake gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    awesome talent to catch this one just beautiful

  • F. Robert Openshaw

    F. Robert Openshaw gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    Wonderful shot! Even a hint of blue sky!

  • Keri Briggs

    Keri Briggs said (14 Dec 2008):

    you are very lucky to see such beautiful things and have the chance to capture them

  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    This is so cool! To capture lightning on the edge of a storm like this with clear blue sky in the same scene. Great catch!

  • Joyce D.Z.

    Joyce D.Z. gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    You are so great with what you do! Scary but amazing and beautiful energy in the sky!

  • jdesigns4u

    jdesigns4u (Deleted) said (15 Dec 2008):

    that's a nice shot

  • Scott Pastryk

    Scott Pastryk (Deleted) gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    beautiful work. i love seeing the edge of the storm with clear sky behind it

  • Randolph Henson

    Randolph Henson gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    Great storm photo.

  • Stephen Churchman

    Stephen Churchman gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    you lucky, lucky, lucky......!!!!!!!!!!!! breathtaking mate!

  • Sarah Terokowskie

    Sarah Terokowskie gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    Amazing shot.

  • Sarah Dudley

    Sarah Dudley gave props (18 Dec 2008):

    You get such good lightening shots! I have never seen anything like this where I live.

  • UnEasy

    UnEasy gave props (18 Dec 2008):

    With nearly 100 props and comments, anything I say will surly be redundant. Yet the beauty of this image compels me to offer my own Kudo for a photo so beautiful in every way, it takes my breath away

  • Yanni

    Yanni gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    Awesome image!!!

  • cedric desrousseaux

    cedric desrousseaux gave props (19 Dec 2008):


  • Niki Conolly

    Niki Conolly gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    i can't stop coming back to look at this! :)

  • Cailin storm

    Cailin storm gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    This is amazing! The lightning looks like a dancer !

  • nick lo

    nick lo gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    wow awesome catch!!

  • Mayette Ignacio

    Mayette Ignacio gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    am scared but its beautiful!!!

  • David Henri

    David Henri gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    incredible shot. excellent!

  • Tracey Stevens

    Tracey Stevens (Deleted) said (20 Dec 2008):

    God this is awesome, yep youre right, it was pure luck...NOT. Good shot!!

  • Bob H

    Bob H gave props (21 Dec 2008):


  • Einar Egeland

    Einar Egeland gave props (21 Dec 2008):


  • John Dorosiewicz

    John Dorosiewicz said (21 Dec 2008):

    Looking at your photos is great. Either you are lucky a lot or you are very diligent in chasing the weather. Great stuff!

  • Shotora

    Shotora gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    Awesome shot!

  • idban secandri

    idban secandri gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    what a lucky shot! thanks for share

  • Dennis Minix

    Dennis Minix gave props (22 Dec 2008):

    Amazing capture. Great job!!!

  • James Mitchell

    James Mitchell said (22 Dec 2008):

    Amazing capture. You seem to have alot of lightening captures. Any special technique? The timing and shutter speed? I have caught a few with some success. I look forward to more of your work.

  • Arnold Manzanal

    Arnold Manzanal gave props (22 Dec 2008):

    Very nice shot! nice timing! LOVE the pics!

  • Traci Howard

    Traci Howard gave props (23 Dec 2008):

    Booya!! Nice capture!

  • Ahmad Karimi

    Ahmad Karimi gave props (24 Dec 2008):


  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (25 Dec 2008):

    Absolutely fantastic!!! WHAT a capture!

  • Ted Gorczyca

    Ted Gorczyca gave props (25 Dec 2008):

    excellent capture, well composed, good job

  • Joyce Wolf

    Joyce Wolf gave props (25 Dec 2008):

    Oh my god, this is amazing.

  • Selina Jackson

    Selina Jackson gave props (26 Dec 2008):

    wonderful lightening shot!

  • Andrew R. Weston

    Andrew R. Weston (Deleted) said (26 Dec 2008):

    Love the textures in this shot. Intense!

  • Emily Allison

    Emily Allison gave props (26 Dec 2008):


  • Sharon Wish

    Sharon Wish said (27 Dec 2008):

    Amazing photo! The contrast in the sky, earth and lighting is truly spectacular!

  • Alya Al Dhaheri

    Alya Al Dhaheri gave props (27 Dec 2008):

    Excellent capture!!!

  • *#!@&*June Phillips

    *#!@&*June Phillips gave props (27 Dec 2008):

    super shot I really like this one Az has some great storms I've been there many times my husband is from Wilcox Az

  • Douglas Doty

    Douglas Doty gave props (27 Dec 2008):

    Your lightning shots are truely amazing! You rock!

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (27 Dec 2008):

    this is not about about blessing...youve been blessed....

  • Aslyn Struble

    Aslyn Struble (Deleted) said (27 Dec 2008):

    This is breathetaking.

  • d s

    d s gave props (28 Dec 2008):


  • Kristina Evans-davis

    Kristina Evans-davis gave props (28 Dec 2008):

    cool, amazing capture..

  • Brooke Gatterman

    Brooke Gatterman gave props (28 Dec 2008):

    all your pictures are wonderful! I loved looking through them all!

  • Susan Corsetti

    Susan Corsetti gave props (29 Dec 2008):

    Wow....Great capture, just awesome

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (29 Dec 2008):

    This is amazing........

  • Charles Gossett

    Charles Gossett (Deleted) gave props (29 Dec 2008):

    Beautiful,...Well done!

  • kansu doÄŸan

    kansu doÄŸan (Deleted) gave props (30 Dec 2008):

    You are THE MAN! Excellent shot! Great colors and the way you mananged to capture those bolts of lightning... breath-taking!

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner gave props (30 Dec 2008):

    i'm so damn jealous!!! amazing !!!

  • Jeff Ore

    Jeff Ore gave props (30 Dec 2008):

    Great shot

  • Jaime Pettry

    Jaime Pettry said (30 Dec 2008):

    Awesome shot!

  • Dean Michael Dorman

    Dean Michael Dorman said (30 Dec 2008):

    This is utterly amazing! Luck or persistence, either one, it paid off

  • Sherry Davis Johnson

    Sherry Davis Johnson gave props (31 Dec 2008):

    Absolutely, phenominal capture!

  • Howard Simpson

    Howard Simpson (Deleted) gave props (31 Dec 2008):

    Nice catch and great work.

  • Mark Smith

    Mark Smith said (31 Dec 2008):

    like the storm and blue on this

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (1 Jan 2009):

    a breathtaking picture!!

  • John W Decker

    John W Decker (Deleted) gave props (1 Jan 2009):

    All I can say is WOW!! Luck and talent!!

  • Connie Fore

    Connie Fore said (2 Jan 2009):

    Amazing capture!!!!! Instant Fav!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (7 Jan 2009):

    This is an amazing shot. I love all the lightning shots but this is my favourite

  • nousdejavu

    nousdejavu gave props (8 Jan 2009):

    so beautiful...brava*

  • 'nita Jean

    'nita Jean gave props (17 Jan 2009):

    Amazing capture!! Incredible!

  • Troy Snow

    Troy Snow gave props (20 Jan 2009):

    This is outstanding! Great capture;o)

  • Chris Ti

    Chris Ti said (21 Jan 2009):

    it is like you are the one who lightening the bolt, are you? They are amazing!!!!

  • keiron green

    keiron green (Deleted) said (22 Jan 2009):

    Extrordinary Composition,light, and timing.

  • ina:botao

    ina:botao (Deleted) gave props (30 Jan 2009):

    brilliant!!! amazing colours and perfect composition!

  • markus zundel

    markus zundel gave props (31 Jan 2009):

    as good as it gets! not lucky, the whole cutout and composition is fantastic!

  • Courtney Utley

    Courtney Utley gave props (5 Feb 2009):

    This is incredible! Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!

  • Camille Susak

    Camille Susak gave props (11 Feb 2009):

    Holy cow-amazing!!!

  • John Gresham

    John Gresham gave props (22 Feb 2009):


  • Donna Weston

    Donna Weston gave props (6 Mar 2009):



    JOE FAILK gave props (22 Mar 2009):

    Excellent capture!

  • Ledge95

    Ledge95 gave props (7 May 2009):


  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (7 Jun 2009):

    Unbelievable! Your lightings are just I can`t imagine how you do this!

  • Seth Deibel

    Seth Deibel gave props (13 Dec 2009):

    Great job the cloud detail!

  • Jules Coon

    Jules Coon said (14 Feb 2010):

    really nice!!

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