Awe-Inspiring Photo of a Grand Canyon Lightning Strike
This incredible photo of a lightning strike at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon was shot by photo and videographer Travis Roe in July of 2012. A spectacular capture by a photog who has been shooting lightning since he was a teenager, the most surprising thing about this photo is that it went viral only after it somehow didn’t even place in the National Parks Service 2012 photo contest.
Strange though it may seem, the photo wasn’t deemed worthy by the contest’s judges, “I’m a pretty pessimistic person but I honestly thought that the photo had a chance at 2nd place at best” said Roe when we caught up with him. “However, when the winners were posted this April and I wasn’t one of them, I didn’t think much of it since it seems that the photos they pick from that contest tend to be more oriented to showing people in the parks.”