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Flying at around 45,000 feet, about one hour before arriving in Dubai during my flight to the UK, I woke to see this fierce, but beautiful storm out the window of the aircraft, the storm only lasted about 15 minutes, during which it turned on a magnificent light show. Images taken from above the storm.

If you look closely at the lower centre of the image you will see a very unusual and extremely rare sight of 5 lightning bolts running side by side.

Taken with an Olympus E-520 DSLR,
Focal length 10mm, Shutter 4.0s, f4.0, ISO100
Slight HDR work using Dynamic Photo HDR.

To date (17.07.11) 563 view, 104 comments and 33 faves, thank you all.


  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 4 years ago

    Such a stunning display of nature Clive…wonderfully captured.
    I would not like to have been flying in that though…Lol

  • It was a great ride Sharona….lol….A wonderful compliment my friend, thank you so kindly xx

    – Clive

  • Sue Smith
    Sue Smithover 4 years ago

    Wow! The force of nature at work. Wonderful capture, Clive.

  • Surely was Sue, thank you for your great compliment my friend xx

    – Clive

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtover 4 years ago

    WOW!!!! Outstanding capture Clive!! Glad you landed safely! :]

  • Both feet firmly on the ground again Tracy, so appreciate your great compliment my friend xx

    – Clive

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerover 4 years ago

    Wow, Clive, talk about magnificent! A terrific capture! And glad you made it through to show it to us! ~ Pat

  • Thanking you so kindly for your beautiful compliment Pat, so appreciated my good friend xx

    – Clive

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 4 years ago

    Brilliant capture Clive- very dramatic!! xx

  • Such a wonderful compliment Pauline, thank you so very much my good friend XOX

    – Clive

    WINTERROSEover 4 years ago


  • So appreciate your wonderful compliment Nancy, thank you my friend xx

    – Clive

  • Bobjarrett
    Bobjarrettover 4 years ago

    Beautiful Clive!

  • Thank you so much for your great compliment Bob, so appreciated

    – Clive

  • Anna D'Accione
    Anna D'Accioneover 4 years ago

    Awesome shot Clive. Congratulations!!!

  • Such a wonderful compliment Anna, thank you my friend xx

    – Clive

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 4 years ago

    Wow, you certainly didn’t miss your opportunity! Terrific capture, Clive!

  • If it’s there, I will try and get it Daniel…lol…So appreciate your great compliment my friend, thank you

    – Clive

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Awesome dramatic sky!!

  • Such a wonderful compliment Cee, thank you xx

    – Clive

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