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Lightning flashes around the ash plume above the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos June 5, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. (REUTERS/Carlos Gutierrez)

Lightning flashes around the ash plume of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos, Chile. (Carlos Gutierrez/Reuters) 50 best photos from The Natural World

Storm chasers

longboarding with a tornado squade. I'd be longboarding the opposite way - very fast!

The Gods Have Spoken...  Lightning Strikes from Heaven, I guess?  Or Hell if you get struck by one!

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lightning,This composite shot was taken as a summer electrical storm hit Athens, Greece. Photographer Chris Kotsiopoulos dashed from his home to the Olympic Stadium when he heard the thunder and lightning and came back with this awesome shot

Milan Cathedral in thunder storm. Photograph by Richard Desmarais.

One of the most majestic light show happens in the sky itself. A thunderstorm brings with itself lightning - along with some 'Dolby surround' sound effects as


NASA: Thunderstorms almost spoiled this view of the spectacular June 15 total lunar eclipse. Instead, storm clouds parted for 10 minutes during the total eclipse phase and lightning bolts contributed to the dramatic sky.

island in the sky

HuangShan黄山 Peaking out of the clouds. (photograph by sung ming whang)