This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Lightning rod

Lightning rod

T835/0367

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

ANDREW LAMBERT PHOTOGRAPHY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ANDREW LAMBERT PHOTOGRAPHY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Lightning rod protecting a building from damage by a lightning strike. The lightning rod is the strip of metal (green) to the left of the drainpipe (black). The rod runs from the highest point of the building (the wind vane at top centre) where a bolt of lightning is more likely to hit, down to the ground (not seen). The metal lightning rod is a better conductor of electricity than the bricks, and conducts the electricity to the ground where it safely dissipates in the earth. This avoids the explosive damage and fires of a lightning strike. Lightning rods, invented in the 1750s, are often made of copper.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}