May 28, 2016

May 28, 2016

A Striking View

Photograph by Christoph Schaarschmidt, National Geographic Your Shot

Streaking from a sky as red as the earth, lightning strikes the famous dome-shaped, sandstone monolith Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia. “I had heard a lot about how beautiful Uluru should look when it rains,” writes Christoph Schaarschmidt, who captured this image. “But I never believed that I would see it with my own eyes because the Red Centre of Australia is a very arid area.”

This photograph was submitted to the 2016 Travel Photographer of the Year contest.

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6 comments
Chris B.
Chris B.

A stunning shot of a truly awe-inspiring place.

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