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Texas Lightning Storm Photos Capture Nature’s Raw Beauty and True Essence

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There’s a select group of people out there that have something akin to a “fear of God” put in them at the sight of lightning and the sound of thunder. In Texas, you’re best to find a place to hunker down in a thunderstorm than stand around waiting to see what might happen, but that wasn’t the case (and thankfully so) where these photographers were concerned. With the National Weather Service continuously keeping statistics on fatal lightning strikes, injuries, and the millions which are spent on insurance claims for property damage, Texas might be considered to have some of the highest numbers in these categories for the entire US. But despite this thought, as well as their deadly nature, lightning storms in Texas can create some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring views. Here are five pictures that capture their essence perfectly.

Compass Rose Cellars, Texas Hill Country

Texas Lightning Storm Photos Capture Nature’s Raw Beauty and True Essence

Photo: Vimeo

In May of 2016, a phenomenal series of thunderstorms rolled through the Texas Hill Country, and this display was captured at Compass Rose Cellars in Hye, along Wine Road 290.

West Texas

Texas Lightning Storm Photos Capture Nature’s Raw Beauty and True Essence

Photo: Flickr/Jeff Kramer

The caption on this photo noted, “A long exposure of a thunderstorm in West Texas, with truck trails across the foreground.”

Flomont, Texas

Texas Lightning Storm Photos Capture Nature’s Raw Beauty and True Essence

Photo: Facebook/Elizabeth Jamison to Native Texans on Facebook

With quite a number of lightning strikes in a single storm cell, this photo was taken outside of Flomont and posted in July of 2016. This picture was caught with a single 35-second exposure.

Kemah, Texas

Texas Lightning Storm Photos Capture Nature’s Raw Beauty and True Essence

Photo: Facebook/Bart Baldwin Visual Arts

Posted in April of this year, this photograph vividly captures lightning from across the water in Southeast Texas at Kemah. The photographer notes using a built-in feature on their Olympus camera called “Live Composite” for just the right shot.

Hereford, Texas

Texas Lightning Storm Photos Capture Nature’s Raw Beauty and True Essence
Photo: Facebook/Charles Peek

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