While in the Drakensberg mountains, one of my cousins took me up to their farms on the plateau ridge one afternoon and we got there just as one monster of a storm was rolling in. Unluckily the necessary shutter speeds didn’t allow me an opportunity to capture any strikes, but they were falling left, right and centre. We were about 500 meters from the car when the first strike hit the cliffs we were standing on. The camp fences run a few meters from the drop-off and each time the lightning strikes it, the whole fence glows purple/blue as the current runs along it. Impressive, but each time it happens a current of fear runs along your spine. Waiting a few seconds after a strike, we quickly climbed through the fence and had to run the 500meters to the car in lashing hail.
Scary, but awesome!
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