Lightning Display on Ikaria Island, Greece
This 70-shot photo sequence taken by photographer Chris Kotsiopoulos shows a lightning display that occurred during a severe thunderstorm last summer on the island of Ikaria, Greece, near the southwestern coast of Turkey.
The stormy weather actually developed during the photo session of the total lunar eclipse on June 15, 2011. Kotsiopoulos set his camera on a tripod taking 20-second exposures continuously. More than 100 lightning bolts were captured in this sequence, the majority of which were potent cloud-to-ground strikes.