Nature Photography

Lighting Photography + Fulgurites

Talk about a game a patience and being in the right place at the right time.

Yesterday on Flickr, I connected with Steven Maguire, aka “The Eye of the Storm Photography“, who happens to me a native of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania that has now moved out to Sierra Vista, AZ.

What really impressed me, was his collection of “Lighting” captures that he has taken, and if you happen to be as interested in this type of photography, I would encourage you to take a look at his collection!

Eye of the Storm Photography - View 'My Best Lightning Photography' set on Flickriver

During my viewing of his captures, there are several where one can see the Lighting striking the ground, which reminded me of an article I read years ago in Scientific America on Fulgurites, and ever since then I have always wanted to see one, and maybe even find one!

Well, today, in looking up info on Fulgurite, I found the “Mineralogical Research Company”, which sells them!

I can not wait til my kids are older… From what I have read, fulgurites are VERY difficult to dig out of the ground, and have to be handled very carefully!

That being said, if you are looking for a unique gift for that “someone that has everything”…

– Andrew
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