Greg McCown via Facebook
Rainbows follow rain, or so we were taught in school. But occasionally, a rainbow appears while a storm is still raging. Even less frequently, a talented shutterbug is on hand to capture the moment a bolt of lightning intersects a multicolored arch. Greg McCown was that photographer, and his image, "Lucky Strike," depicts that incredible moment.
In case you didn't guess from the cactus in the image, McCown lives in Tucson, AZ. As you can see from his Facebook page, he's a pro at capturing nature's most spellbinding scenes.
Still, no other examples of his work have demanded the nation's attention quite like "Lucky Strike." That's likely because most people have never seen such an awesome occurrence in person, and the odds of being in the right place at the right time to record this phenomenon are pretty slim.
McCown explains, "I was just trying to find a foreground without telephone poles or other junk in the way. Found it just in time as this was the last bolt to strike before the storm dissipated into nothing." We're so glad he did.