Thunderstorm over "Thunderbolt"

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

This was a thunderstorm with a great deal of lightning. The clouds appear very dark because the late afternoon sun was shining in brightly under the clouds from my back. Despite the brilliant light, the storm was overhead with enough lightning that I was nervous. I snapped the photo, got in the car and left. At the time, I didn't know I had such a good image.

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Comments (53)

Neon Cat on March 21, 2010

Very nice photo. Makes browsing google earth worth while. Memphis TN

Joy Paulin Lovett on March 24, 2010

Absolutely Beautiful!!!

beyer99 on September 6, 2010

perfect!!!!!!!! =====>>>>>>LIKE<<<<<<<======= best regards a.beyer

Suresh Isave on October 7, 2010

humm nice.

harun54 on November 7, 2010

Very nice LANDSCAPE!

G Murad on November 12, 2010

Nice photo! Greetings from Russia. Favor

Stephane Jean on November 30, 2010

magnifique photo !

Ralph Maughan on June 21, 2011


The hills are rich with color because late afternoon sunlight is shining brightly from behind and under the storm clouds.

Thank you for favoring the photograph and me, the photographer.

Ralph. Pocatello, Idaho. USA

Spork94 on August 3, 2011

Nice picture. Greetings from Germany

makis-GREECE ® on January 7, 2012




Dagmar Škvaridlová on February 25, 2012

Amazing contrast of light! The sky is so dark! L+F!!! Best regards from Slovakia. Dagmar

© Marco De Candido on November 4, 2012
  • Oh, oh! You better run...
  • Great pic, good Ralph.
  • Ciao, Marco
Christos Theodorou on July 28

Excellent photo!!! Like - Greetings from Athens.

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  • Uploaded on May 8, 2007
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    by Ralph Maughan