One of the most difficult shots to capture and edit in a single shot! A Lightning Milky Way shot! Since I started doing photography I have wanted to capture this shot! I did not know if I would ever get it. Last night it all came together! The Milky Way was in a good spot and the storm went right towards it and spit an absolutely beautiful bolt off the front!I took this photo of this baby alligator after Hurricane Hermine caused extensive flooding in Myakka State Park. He was on the side of the road. I am sure I was being watched by a parent alligator not far away but my friends and I were taking turns watching out for them as we each took photos.
Sometimes when a storm is about to die out it will drop one final monster bolt. I have noticed it usually jumps away from the storm. This one jumped right towards me making me duck. It must have struck a mile from where the clouds were. I saw the fingers of the bolt with my eyes!
Canon EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
18mm | f/8| ISO 200 | 30sec