Premium Competition 2011 Q3
Winning Photo

Judges Comment

What may appear as a straight-forward photo at first becomes more and more fascinating the more you look at it and try to understand the phenomena. And it's well captured under difficult conditions where you don't get a second chance.

Photographers Comment

The shot of the lightning was taken on Delray Beach in Florida. It was during a major lightning storm that Florida summers are known for, and I managed to catch a few large strikes that scattered in the clouds and struck down to the ocean at once. Camera is a Canon 5D mark II with a 100-400mm lens.