Stormlight and stardust

LANDSCAPE 

On the way back from photographing at Kanangra-Boyd National Park, I spotted this electrical storm. I returned to a lookout over the valley and was able to obtain unobstructed views of this amazing phenomenon. The cloud was illuminated by the electrical activity within it, and appeared as a beacon in the night surrounded by a starry sky.

Grose Valley, Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Canon 1Ds MkIII, Canon 24–105mm 4L IS, 40 sec, f4, ISO 800

by Kah Kit Yoong, Victoria