Caption: High-speed footage of a lightning strike propagating upward from a 365-metre-tall television tower. Filmed in Colorado, USA, in summer.

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Lightning striking a tower

K003/4839 Royalty Free

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Duration: 00:00:15.01

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 29.97

Audio: No

Format: QuickTime, Photo JPEG 100%, progressive scan, square pixels

File size: 381.1M


Capture format: DVCPRO

Frame size: 1280x1080

Codec: DVCPRO HD 1080i60

Interlaced: Yes

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