Lightning over Devil’s Tower National Monument, Wyoming, USA.
Whenever I’m working lightning, I play the following song over and over. I love the music and the lyrics reminds me of the romance one must have with lightning to survive. Beautiful, desirable, and exciting to experience, but one can never trust it…please open the following link in a different tab and enjoy the music while enjoying the image.
I accomplish my lightning photography from inside my vehicle…the tripod and camera are setup in the back with the window down. The storage box, on top of the vehicle, provides a nice awning…so let it rain…let it burn :-)
It is believed that the Tower got its name when Colonel Dodge’s translator misinterpreted the name to mean Bad God’s Tower, later shortened to Devil’s Tower. Some Indians call it Mato Tipila, meaning Bear Lodge. Other American Indian names include Bear’s Tipi, Home of the Bear, and Tree Rock.
Geologists agree that Devils Tower was formed by the intrusion (the forcible entry of magma into or between other rock formations) of igneous material. What they cannot agree upon is how that process took place and whether or not the magma reached the land surface…The simplest explanation is that Devils Tower is a stock—a small intrusive body formed by magma which cooled underground and was later exposed by erosion.
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