Caption: Ultra-high-speed footage of the formation of a lightning bolt, showing stepped leaders branching downwards. One manages to connect with an upward leader close to the ground, closing the circuit and creating a brilliant return stroke as the cloud discharges. Shot at 11,000 frames per second, in South Dakota, USA, in spring.

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Lightning, ultra high speed

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Duration: 00:00:20.15

Frame size: 1280x720

Frame rate: 30

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