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Posts tagged “Lightning

Milky Way For September

Milky Way shots captured near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, including one with nearby lightning.

The Milky Way appears during a thunderstorm at The Grand Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

The Milky Way appears on a moonless night over Lees Ferry, Arizona


The Best Images Of 2015- Good Memories

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Monsoonal Moisture In Northern Arizona

I love the monsoon season in Northern Arizona. From July to early September, dramatic skies form above the parched desert landscape.  The rains provide some relief from the scorching 100 degree(F) temperatures. Rainbows, large puffy clouds, violent storm cells and electricity filled up the Arizona Sky.

 

A rainbow appears during a monsoonal thunderstorm near the Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona

 

Storm clouds appear over the Northern Arizona landscape.

 

Lightning strikes at The Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona

 

A monsoonal storm cell passes through the Northern Arizona landscape near The Grand Canyon.

 

A monsoonal storm cell passes through the Northern Arizona landscape near The Grand Canyon.

 

A monsoonal storm cell passes through the Northern Arizona landscape near The Grand Canyon.

 

Shafts of light beam down onto the Northern Arizona landscape near the Grand Canyon

 

Lightning strikes at The Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona

 

A monsoonal storm cell passes through the Northern Arizona landscape near The Grand Canyon.

 

 


More Lightning Boltzzz zzzzz zzzzz

This time from my own backyard.

Lightning strikes The Watchman at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Lightning strikes The Watchman at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Lightning strikes The Watchman at Zion National Park, Utah

 

 

Lightning strikes The Watchman at Zion National Park, Utah

 


Lightning Bolts and A Full Moon Rising

Within minutes, I was able to capture lightning bolts from an incredible storm passing through the Northern Arizona night  and the full and very orange moon rising.

 

Lightning strikers near a small town in Northern Arizona

 

Lightning strikes near a small town in Northern Arizona

 

Lightning strikers near a small town in Northern Arizona

 

Lightning strikers near a small town in Northern Arizona

 

A full moon rises amongst soem passing clouds in Northern Arizona

 

A full moon rises amongst soem passing clouds in Northern Arizona

 


Do Not Stop At The Bar Before Viewing North Rim

At the North Rim of The Grand Canyon sits The Grand Canyon Lodge which of course has a bar.  The bar is less than 100 feet from the rim. And at night, the rim has no lights and very steep drops into the abyss.  And with a thunderstorm approaching, the mood reminded me of one of those scenes in Apocalypse Now.  You better watch and know where you’re going. These images were captured last Thursday. Click on image for larger view.

North Rim Grand Canyon

I doubt he went to the bar.

North Rim Grand Canyon

That ledge is leaning towards the left.

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He’s playing it smart, not too dangerous!

North Rim Sunset

Thankfully there are rails at this point. The bar is very close.

North Rim Sunset

North Rim Sunset

Another peaceful Grand Canyon Sunset

North Rim Sunset

The lodge is perched on the edge and storm clouds are brewing

North Rim Sunset

Another peaceful Grand Canyon picture

North Rim Sunset

The night is falling

 

North Rim Lightning

The first of many lightning strikes. DO NOT hold onto the rails.

North Rim Lightning

A composite of three lightning strikes

North Rim Grand Canyon Under a Half Moon

The storm passed to the west and a bright moon lit up the canyon.


Rainbows, Lightning, Storm Clouds followed by a Fiery Sky

It was another glorious day at Zion National Park and the surrounding landscape. A monsoonal storm blasted its way through the area in a symphony of thunder,lightning and rainbows followed by a crescendo of a fiery sunset that lit up the evening sky. Click on image for larger view. These images and others are available as prints or downloadable files at Dawn2Dawn Photography

Zion West Temple

 

Zion Rainbow

Zion Rainbow

Zion Lightning

Zion Rainbow

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Zion Sunset

Zion Canyon Sunset

Zion Canyon Sunset

Zion Canyon Sunset

Eagle Crags Sunset

Stormy Zion

Zion Rainbow


Time Lapse Video- Stormy Zion Country with Lightning

Shot yesterday, Watch at Hi Def at Full Screen


Backyard Lightning Strike !!

Tonight’s thunder and lightning storm hit close to home.

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