Lightning strikes unexpectedly as a videographer films a peaceful rainbow scene.
At first glance you might think that this flies in the face of the basic safety rule: when thunder roars go indoors.
A couple vacationing in Mexico catches a lightning bolt in their selfie earlier this month.
Lightning struck Venice Beach as rare thunderstorms pushed north through southern California on Sunday.
An airline passenger captures a bolt on photo as her plane circled the Denver airport on Thursday.
Dramatic cloud forms, vivid lightning, roping waterspouts, and vibrant rainbows put on a show over the U.S. Wednesday.
An expansive flash on June 25 in Falls Church covered nearly 150 square miles, and reached over 51,500 feet high. The flash extended and struck the ground near Silver Spring outside the parent storm.
Heat provided the fuel for a nasty line of showers and thunderstorms that ripped through the city. Lightning connected with One World Trade Center.
The storms harnessed tremendous energy which turned them into lightning-generating machines.
NWS lightning expert John Jensenius says it does not recommend crouching and has not since 2008. Indoor shelter is the only safe option.