Though he has been photographing lightning for over 20 years, Travis Roe
was still taken by surprise when his brilliant images of lightning striking the Grand Canyon took the Internet by storm earlier this year.
Taken over the south rim of the Grand Canyon in 2012, the photos were shared on social media by the U.S. Department of Interior after Roe entered them into their "Share the Experience"
photography competition. They quickly went viral.
But this spectacular scene is just one of many that Roe, a professional videographer and video editor, has taken over the years. He has been shooting electrical storms since he was a teen and has amassed a beautiful collection of images on both film and digital formats. The Grand Canyon shot was the first he had ever taken with a professional digital camera.
Read on to see more of the split-second images Roe has captured of some of nature's most powerful moments.