Interesting Photo of the Day: NYC Lightning

During a typical summertime thunderstorm, photographer Dan Piech captured a gigantic lightning strike over lower Manhattan’s Battery Park City extending 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 strike 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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