Stormy Night Skies and the Heavens Above... by Keiran Lusk

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It has been wonderful month of stormy weather and rain in the desert.

Captured tonight, just outside my back gate. I had a wonderful time sitting and gazing open-mouthed at the spectacular lightning show that unfolded before my eyes. This image features one of my favourite kurkara (desert oak trees) silhouetted against the stormy night sky.

As an added bonus tonight, I captured these images whilst listening to the incredible soundtrack of frogs singing in the desert – a rare and wonderful sound. These little fellas spend most of the time burrowed under the bark of trees or in the earth… just waiting for the rains to fall again. What a special treat to hear them tonight!

Uluru, 17th November 2008.

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  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulover 5 years ago

    FABULOUS! WOW what a contrast Keiran excellent shot!

  • Thank-you so much RavelSoul, for your wonderful words :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture!! I love to watch storms also since we get them so rarely here!

  • Thank-you Stephanie. We have been spoiled rotten with stormy weather this month and I just love it.

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 5 years ago

    thats wicked !!!! awesme sight to see :)

  • Thank-you so much Lucinda, it was awesome to stand beneath the night sky and capture these images tonight.

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathover 5 years ago

    wow, that is impressive!!!!! well captured.

  • Thank-you Linda, for your lovely support and kind words :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Nanmarie
    Nanmarieover 5 years ago

    Wow, this is awesome. Think I see the old wise man in that cloud to the left of the tree! Awesome image Keiran!

  • Wow, I can see him too. Thanks Nancy, for your awesome words and support :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 5 years ago

    We’ve been cursed with wildfires instead! :-(

  • Oh my goodness Stephanie, I hope you have survived unscathed. I have been watching the terrible devastation of the Californian wildfires on the news here in Australia. Stay safe.

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnover 5 years ago

    Great capture. A piece of art. Well done!

  • Thank-you Torfinn, for your wonderful words :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Kaimarie
    Kaimarieover 5 years ago


  • Thank-you kindly Kai-Marie :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 5 years ago

    AMAZING Keiran- thats some sky x

  • Thank-you dearly Anita. It was indeed some sky :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

  • Rachel  McKinnie
    Rachel McKinnieover 5 years ago

    Frogs in the desert!!! My favorite lullaby…beautiful image.

  • Oh yes Rachel, what a wonderful lullaby it is. Although strangely, the burrowing frogs that we mostly get here in the desert sound more like sheep than ‘conventional’ frogs… It always makes me smile to hear such a strange and almost comical lullaby :-)

    – Keiran Lusk

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