Stunning Volcanic Lightning Captured by Photographer

volcano-lightningA photographer managed to catch some spectacular pictures of lightning— striking a volcano— just as it was erupting.

Martin Rietze is a volcano-chaser and takes big risks for big shots.

He snapped these pictures of the Sakurajima Volcano in southern Japan during a lightning storm, which lasted only about 20 seconds.

The risk paid off.

His pictures were chosen as NASA’s astronomy photo of the day.