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a lightning storm in Bangkok
February 21, 2014

Storm Watch

Hoping to capture some lightning pictures, Your Shot contributor Saranya Chalermchai sat with camera in hand on the 21st floor of a building as a storm passed over Bangkok. "At one point, I saw a little light coming from the clouds, and at that exact moment I pressed the shutter," she says. "The little [bit of] lightning had already expanded, giving me this amazing shot."

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Photograph by Saranya Chalermchai, National Geographic Your Shot

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