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09/04/2014 11:58 BST | Updated 09/04/2014 12:59 BST

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

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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