When a lightning storm passed over northern Vancouver Island earlier this week Anthony Bucci, a photographer and wildlife tour guide, grabbed his gear and set out to chase it down.
The dramatic images were worth missing sleep. It was “ the most intense lightning storm I have ever seen,” he posted on Facebook.
“I pulled an all-nighter with my tin foil hat on,” he said. “Got some amazing photos from the lightning storm.”
Bucci shot hundreds of dramatic photos and videos.
“It kind of started off with fork [lightning] and then it was about an hour of just sheet (lightning) and then it was three hours of fork lightning non-stop and then the fog rolled in,” Bucci told CTV News.
Bucci is such a big fan of lightning storms that he even has an app on his phone to alert him to their approach.
Storm chasing is a passion for some people. But as they say, kids, unless you know what you’re doing, don’t you do this at home!
Several Canadians die and hundreds are injured every year by lightning, notes Environment Canada.