Updated: Fri, 27 Dec 2013 02:00:00 GMT
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Lightning striking the Grand Canyon



Lightning striking the Grand Canyon (© Rolf Maeder/Rex Features)
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The Grand Canyon is awe-inspiring as it is, but these jaw-dropping shots of lightning striking the natural wonder are electrifying. Using clever low exposure techinques, photographer Rolf Maeder managed to capture multiple strikes hitting the canyon under atmospheric stormy skies.

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