بالصور| صور مثيرة للبرق حول العالم


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سنيار: تعتبر الظواهر الطبيعية على إختلافها إبداعا ربانيا يستمتع به المرء في غالب الأحيان، وبغض النظر عن بعض الظواهر الطبيعية ذات التأثير القوي إلا أنّ الطبيعة تجود في كثير من الأحيان بظواهر متناقضة بقسوتها وجمالها معا.

ذلك المظهر البهيج لظاهرة البرق يسرق عشق الكثيرين لاسيما المصورين أمثال الأسترالي جريج إيكلس الذي يطارد البرق ويترحل إلى حيث يمكنه أن يسرق صورة لجمال السماء وهي فجر منير بلمعان البرق، ليستمتع به ويلتقط له صورا رائعة الجمال كما في اللقطات التالية:

 

Majestic: Myriad thunder bolts banish the gloom in this massive electrical storm over Western Australia in this picture taken by storm chasing photographer Craig Eccles

 

Fearsome: The sky seems more impenetrable than the earth in this photograph capturing lightning bolts streaking across the sky over the coast of Western Australia

 

Dedication: Mr Eccles travels up to 300 miles in anticipation of watching a major storm along the southern region of Western Australia

 

Eye of the storm: Visiting remote towns and abandoned scenery, the 42-year-old photography teacher's hobby, interest and speciality takes him to unusual places

 

'If you hear thunder you are too close': Safety-conscious Mr Eccles tries to stay a minimum of ten miles away from the centre of the storm

 

'I have seen bolts stretch for miles': If he finds himself too close to where the lightning strikes, Mr Eccles cowers in his car for safety until the storm passes overhead

 

Storm chaser: Mr Eccles tracks a storm's path by monitoring radars to see where it develops and to see if he can determine where it will end up

 

Heavenly glory: He then sets up his camera on a tripod with a 20 second exposure to capture the lightning bolts in their entirety

 

'I have never seen an identical storm': Mr Eccles has spent 22 years photographing electrical storms, with Australia's huge horizons offering the perfect backdrop

 

Dedication: 'There are not many roads, dirt roads or tracks in Western Australia that I have not been down chasing a storm,' he says

 

Dangers: 'Every storm is a spectacle in itself and you never know where it is going to hit so I always keep a safe distance'

 

Power: Lightning is a massive electrostatic discharge between the electrically charged regions within clouds or between a cloud and the surface of the Earth

 

Tiddler: Charged regions within the atmosphere temporarily equalise themselves through a lightning flash. It becomes as a strike if it hits the ground

 

Magnificent: Intra-cloud lightning like this most commonly occurs between the upper anvil portion and lower reaches of a given thunderstorm