Super-cell Lightning, Snyder, Nebraska Under a super-cell thunderstorm, a "wall cloud" or "pedestal cloud" may form. This is frequently associated with tornadoes and micro-bursts. Here, a "cloud-to-ground" lightning bolt strikes from a wall cloud.
The stunning image is of a rainbow cloud, captured above Mt Everest by Oleg Bartunov whilst on an expedition in the Himalayas, Nepal. The amazing rainbow effect is created when tiny ice crystals in the water vapour of the clouds reflect the sunlight.