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 thoughts on “Spectacular lightning strikes Grand Canyon’s rim

  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

      1. Rain dancing! avoid tall objects?
        Used to love to be in cabin in mts when it stormed…trails, not so much)
        Appreciate the cooler clouds here, but hope some of that rain gets here – it may all go straight east and stay north of us. (running dog, just in case)

  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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