Eagles Nest is a rock formation located on the South Gippsland coast near Inverloch, Victoria, Australia.
It was a fairly dull evening and I was sitting in my car at the Eagles Nest car park watching the sky as I could see a storm approaching. I then noticed an unusual cloud formation coming from the north east towards the ocean so I quickly grabbed my camera gear, ran down the cliff and headed out along the rocks towards eagles nest.
I found a good spot out and around on of the cliffs, small waves were crashing on the rocks and I waited for the clouds to approach from the left and hopefully appear right behind Eagles Nest.
As it was getting really dark and I had walked quite far over the rocks I decided to head back after only getting a couple of shots. I’d been negotiating may way around the rock pools when lightning started coming out of not only those clouds but all the clouds around me. I stopped for a second to consider getting a shot as I can’t describe how amazing it looked but I felt my hair stand on end (they say if that happens you are about to be struck, or really close), was standing in water, had a large metal tripod in my hand and the lightning was all around me, plus it was almost pitch black except for the lightning strikes. So I took off back to the car as fast as I could although I slipped a few times on the rocks and fell in a few small rock pools as I couldn’t see them, thankfully I somehow managed to protect my camera and make it back to the car, just before the rain started pouring too.
So this is possibly my favorite photo.