Massive Rocky Mountain Storm BW

Massive Rocky Mountain Storm 08.05.09. Boulder County Colorado Foothills. 10:42pm this is a layered image equal to a 1 minute and 45 sec exposure.Fact: Lightning detection systems in the United States monitor an average of 25 million strokes of lightning from clouds to ground during some 100,000 thunderstorms every year. It is estimated that Earth as a whole is struck by an average of more than a hundred lightning bolts every second.