Grand Canyon Lightning

Grand Canyon Lightning

Lightning strikes in the Grand Canyon in Arizona during the 2017 monsoon season

I have been shooting lightning for almost 30 years. Yeah, I know, I’m getting old and this just helps date myself, but it’s a simple fact, I have been doing this a long time. In those years I have captured lightning on film.  I’ve captured it on slides.  I’ve captured it with digital cameras.  I have been fortunate enough to capture it over cities, forests and deserts.  I have captured it in quite a few different states but the one thing I had never been able to do was capture it in the Grand Canyon.  That was until this past summer during the Arizona monsoon where I captured this shot, Grand Canyon Lightning.

You can really say that this has been a “bucket list” image of mine for many years.  I can now check this off as something I have never done, and while this was my first lightning strike image in the Grand Canyon, I really hope that it isn’t the last.

Update: Since initially publishing this blog post I found out that this image was selected as the winner of the Stormhour Photo of The Week.  I am truly humbled to have won this.

This entry was posted in Photography, StormChasing.

One Comment

  1. Olivia March 9, 2019 at 11:55 pm #

    We visited in the middle of February and we stayed for two nights inside the park . in hindsight and if we had the time, I would stay a week. Lots of beautiful views of the GC South Rim, just follow the map and hit all the points of interest. We saw it with no snow and we saw it with snow falling the next day. We took family from overseas and can’t wait to go back again with my grown girls later this year and hopefully hike down to the river or take a rafting trip on the river. I bought the annual national park pass so its go time!
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