Photo of the Day

a storm chaser driving towards lightning
September 25, 2012

Storm Chasing

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

With a 1,600-pound camera he calls the Kahuna in tow, storm chaser Tim Samaras is on the hunt for an elusive shot of a lightning strike the moment it is born.

See more pictures from the August 2012 feature story "Chasing Lightning."

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Photograph by Carsten Peter, National Geographic

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