16 Spine Tingling Shots Of Lightning Strikes Illuminating The Skies Of Western Australia (PICTURES)

09/04/2014 15:58 BST | Updated 09/04/2014 16:59 BST

Cleaving through the gloom, these lightning strikes reveal nature at her most fierce.

Storm chasing photographer Craig Eccles typically picks a spot ten miles from the eye of a storm and waits for the bolts to light up the skies of Western Australia.

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Craig Eccles's storm expertise helps him predict the moment lightning will strike

He said: "For me, it's not all about the lightning bolt - sometimes it's being in pitch black and in a split second, it appears as day.

"To capture in a split second an image of something that is, at best, sometimes hard to see is just amazing."

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