Lightning Storm Over The Blyde
Blyde RIver Canyon, Mpumulanga, South Africa
A mammoth summer thunderstorm whips across the Blyde River Canyon, lighting up the sky with magnificent lightning strikes. About thirty minutes before I captured this image my wife and myself got caught in a very heavy downpour about a fifteen minute walk from our vehicle. We ran back, got soaked in the process but I knew the rain would pass and magical things would hopefully happen, as sunset was drawing ever closer. We drove to the main viewpoint at the resort where were staying at, still soaked but our spirits of capturing some awesome and hopefully unique images were high. The shrouding rain passed us, giving way to an incredible light display as the faint setting sun reflected light onto the landscape and softly illuminated the mammatus clouds at the underside of the storm. To this day, one of my very favourite moments I have ever spent out in nature.