Caption: Ultra-high-speed footage of a lightning strike, showing the descending stepped leaders making a connection with the ground, leading to a massive flash. The next series of stepped leaders fails to make contact, and there is no bright discharge. Filmed at 1000 frames per second in South Dakota, USA, in spring.

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Keywords: america, atmosphere, atmospheric, cg, cloud-to-ground, clouds, environment, high speed, high speed camera, high speed video, high-speed, ic, leaders, lightning, meteorological, meteorology, multi-strike flash, night, north america, return stroke, scary, sky, slo-mo, slow motion, slowed down, spring, stepped, storm, united states, us, usa, weather

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Lightning strike, high-speed

K003/7439 Royalty Free

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Duration: 00:00:19.02

Frame size: 640x480

Frame rate: 30

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

File size: 11.8M


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Codec: H.264

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