A devastating storm raged over New York city on 18 August 2009, uprooting more than 100 trees in Central Park and damaging hundreds of others. This photo was taken from a balcony in East Harlem during that storm, catching one of the many fierce lightning strikes.
Image by Bastiaan van Diedenhoven, distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.
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