Interesting Photo of the Day: NYC Lightning

July 25, 2016 started out like any other typical day in New York City. However, before the day was out, photographer Dan Piech turned it into an extraordinary one. During a typical summertime thunderstorm, a gigantic lightning strike rocked lower Manhattan’s Battery Park City all the way to Jersey City, New Jersey:

New York City lightning storm

“The Hand of Zeus” by Dan Piech (Via Imgur. Click image to see full size.)

Having photographed boatloads of storms in the past, he grabbed his Canon 5DS and captured a substantial lightning strike that spanned the entire Hudson River. Using a single long exposure shot, Piech was able to snap one of the most amazing cloud-to-ground lightning strikes photos to ever be caught on film. This awe-inspiring photo is aptly titled “The Hand of Zeus,” and it’s a testament to the beauty and power Mother Nature has over the earth.

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