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Spectacular lightning strikes Grand Canyon’s rim

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Photo: US Interior Dept/Travis Roe

The US Department of the Interior thought so much of this photo, they’ve circulated it. On Facebook they call it “One of the most spectacular lightning strikes we have ever seen.” It’s a major lightning strike on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, captured last July by Travis Roe. NBC showed it on Nightly News this evening, just about the time some delicious big thunderstorms were rolling through Denver. I guarantee the lightning didn’t look like this.

17 Comments »

  1. Isn’t this amazing? Looks really otherworldy. Rockies have some pretty impressive lightning, too…don’t like to see it while on the trail.
    Storms headed this way sometime between Thur -Sat….must run dog a lot until then!
    Enjoy the rail

  2. What a fantastic image PT! I’ve got a bunch of lightning images I use for desktop wallpaper, and that’s gonna make an excellent addition to that set! 😀

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