Caption: Ultra-high-speed footage of the formation of a lightning strike. The lightning starts with numerous faint leaders, which are illuminated by short-lived but bright recoil leaders. The leader channels continue until they reach the ground, where the main discharge occurs. Filmed at more than 7200 frames per second in South Dakota, USA, in summer.

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Lightning, high speed

K003/6089 Royalty Free

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Duration: 00:01:21.28

Frame size: 1440x1080

Frame rate: 29.97

Audio: No

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

File size: 235.5M


Capture format: Phantom

Frame size: 1280x1080

Codec: DVCPRO HD 1080i60

Interlaced: Yes

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