Credit: TOM A WARNER/WEATHERVIDEOHD.TV/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Ultra-high-speed footage of a lightning strike, showing stepped leaders and recoil leaders before the leaders reach the ground, allowing the passage of the main discharge. Filmed at 1949 frames per second in South Dakota, USA, in summer.

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Keywords: afternoon, america, atmosphere, atmospheric, cloud-to-ground, clouds, continuing current, cumulonimbus, environment, high speed, high speed camera, high-speed, leader, leaders, lightning, meteorological, meteorology, north america, overcast, recoil, sky, slo-mo, slow motion, slowed down, stepped, summer, thunderstorm, united states, us, usa, weather

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Lightning strike, high-speed

K003/7424 Royalty Free

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Duration: 00:00:30.15

Frame size: 640x480

Frame rate: 30

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