I chased lightning storms tonight as they made their way into Brevard County, Florida. Farther west, the storms had earned severe warnings and even a tornado warning.
I headed to the St. Johns River first, seeing a beautiful lightning-illuminated shelf cloud on the way. The shelf had eased over my position by the time I stopped and got a few photos of the lightning as the wind rushed through the tall grasses and palms. It started to rain before better photo opportunities presented themselves, so I headed east and parked in a few locations in Viera to snap the rest of the photos here.
The culmination of the evening was a gorgeous lightning crawler that filled the sky. And let’s not even talk about the bolts I missed! (There are always bolts I miss.) All in all, it was fun to nab some good lightning. It’s been way too long.
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