For my Christmas present this year Chloe bought me a shutter release for my camera, this enables me to open the shutter for as long as I want, great for star photography and also for trying to catch bolts of Lightening. A couple of evenings ago, a large storm passed in front of Sand Rivers Camp, I only have a 100mm lens so I had to pick my direction and hope for the best. After a couple of attempts I got lucky and caught this bolt.So thanks very much to Chloe.
Lightning causes ionization in the air through which it travels, leading to the formation of nitric oxide and ultimately, nitric acid, which benefits the plant life below.
These storms are beautiful to watch from the comfort of our lodge.