Caption: Ultra-high-speed footage of the development of a lightning strike, showing long stepped leader channels making contact with the ground, after which the subsequent strokes attach to another location. Filmed at 10,000 frames per second in South Dakota, USA, in summer.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: afternoon, america, atmosphere, atmospheric, cloud-to-ground, clouds, continuing current, cumulonimbus, environment, high speed, high speed camera, high speed video, high-speed, lightning, m components, meteorological, meteorology, multi-strike flash, multiple attach points, north america, overcast, sky, slo-mo, slow motion, slowed down, summer, thunderstorm, united states, us, usa, weather

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.

Double lightning strike

K003/7435 Royalty Free

Downloadable master

Duration: 00:01:00.16

Frame size: 640x480

Frame rate: 30

Audio: No

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

File size: 130.9M


Capture format: Phantom

Codec: H.264

Please contact Science Photo Library if you require the original, or other formats.


Save watermarked comp

Request un-watermarked file

Price clip Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator