Lightning Strike

PhotographerSantiago Borja
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryQuito, Ecuador
Photo Datefebruary 17, 2017
Technical Infonikon d750, 28-300mm lens
Entry Description

A very powerful storm is building up over the Amazonia at the border between Ecuador and Colombia. An unusual cloud-to-ground lightning escapes the storm and follows a very particular path before hitting the ground away from the storm, illuminating the otherwise dark sunset scene. It was captured onboard a Boeing 767 at 31000FT en-route from Ecuador to Spain.