Monday, 20th May 2013
Yosemite Lightning Strike
by Nolan Nitschke
I took this photo back in July of 2006.
After being evacuated from Glacier Point by Park Rangers, I went to another view point down the road and from a safe location spent the next two hours in the rain trying to capture a lightning bolt. Out of over 500 photos taken I was only able to capture one, the photograph you see here. The dramatic lighting from storm clouds clearing in the west and a partial rainbow forming during the lightning was the most spectacular split second I have ever, and probably will ever, see.
Equipment: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70
I was raised and live in Bishop, Ca at the base of the Eastern Sierra and work for the United States Forest Service (USFS). At a very young age I was exposed to the wilderness and backcountry of the Sierra and have been addicted ever since. I have been a serious landscape photographer for about 6 years and never plan on stopping. My goal is to show the Sierra Nevada and its many National Parks, National Forests, and Wildernesses like they have never been seen before in the hopes of encouraging the protection and conservation of this special area and all wild areas in the American West.