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Lightning

Lightning Storm Time-lapse

Lightning Storm Time-lapse

Incredible footage captured over Kimberley, Australia, as storm clouds and lightning rolled through. Geoff Green’s time-lapse is at once an awe-inspiring and terrifying reminder of nature’s fury. Photo geeks: shot w/ Nikon D800 @ 1 frame per 2 sec, 1.6 sec exposure, ISO 2000.

Nomadclip Charging Carabiner

Nomadclip Charging Carabiner
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While it’s not strong enough for climbing, we still think Nomad’s clip is a pretty nifty way to carry a charging cable everywhere. It’s perfect on a belt loop or backpack, and comes in both Lightning and MicroUSB versions.

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2.5 Minutes of Lightning

2.5 Minutes of Lightning

During an intense thunderstorm in Kansas, photographer Ron Risman pointed his lens at the electrical spectacle, and captured a 180-second sequence of lightning that’s as impressive as any fireworks show. The addition of dramatic music serves to heighten the thrill.

Beach Lightning in Slow-Motion

Beach Lightning in Slow-Motion

YouTuber Clint Blevins managed to take an up close and slow-motion shot of a lightning bolt hitting the ocean along a beach. The brunt of the strike looks like a rip in space and time. Skip to 0:10; press 5 to repeat.

A Dirty Thunderstorm

A Dirty Thunderstorm

Photographer Marc Szeglat was recording footage of the Japanese volcano Sakurajima when he captured a rare and unusual static electricity phenomenon – volcanic lightning, otherwise known as a dirty thunderstorm.

Upward Lightning

Upward Lightning

We’re not quite sure of the science behind lightning that fires upward to the sky, but we can tell you we’ve never seen it before this video, captured several years ago by Tom A. Warner over Rapid City, South Dakota.

Lightning vs. SUV

Lightning vs. SUV

An SUV is driving along, when a bolt of lightning crashes down from the sky directly onto the vehicle. It’s an incredible display of nature’s fury. Fortunately nobody was injured. (Thanks Kruger!)

ISS Time-Lapse: Full Edit

ISS Time-Lapse: Full Edit

We’ve been pretty impressed by the previous footage shot from the International Space Station orbiting the Earth, but this 5 minute edit by Michael König is truly the pièce de résistance.

Triple Lightning Strike

Triple Lightning Strike

During the this week’s really nasty weather, photographer Craig Shimala captured this amazing video of lightning simultaneously striking the three tallest buildings in downtown Chicago.

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