Monsoon can bring deadly lightning down here to the valley of the sun! Arizona is home to the southwestern United States Monsoon season that runs from June 15th-September 30th! This bolt struck down during the very late hours of August 12th, 2017 just before Midnight! My younger brother and I sat up upon a ridge noticing that some activity had begun after dark so needless to say it was worth going up the mountain to see if any epic cloud to ground lighting would occur! We were excited when we finally got some activity after siting up on the ridge over looking the valley below and watched rain cascade for almost 30 mins with little to no activity! But once the activity happened it came in like a lion!!!
Location- Tucson, Arizona!
Equipment- Canon 6D and a Canon 24-105 MMF4 L lens! Shot in Raw!