The Statue of Liberty Hit By Lightning

Statue of Liberty Hit By LightningVia Metro (UK):

This is the moment the Statue of Liberty was hit by lightning — and caught on camera by a photographer who waited two hours in a storm-hit New York City.

New Yorker Jay Fine apparently waited more than 40 years for the shot before braving the storm last month in Manhattan’s Battery Park City.

The 58-year-old photographer caught the incredible snap — but it was a rather arduous process capturing the perfect picture.

He said: ‘I had been watching weather reports so I knew a storm was coming and it just seemed like a great opportunity.

‘I was ready and waiting and took 81 shots before finally getting this one.

‘I was shocked when I realised what had happened.

‘It was pure luck really, a once in a lifetime opportunity. It’s the first photograph of its kind I have ever seen.’

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  • Zq

    The lightning appears to be touching down miles away along that dark line that intersects midway of the statue.

  • Zq

    The lightning appears to be touching down miles away along that dark line that intersects midway of the statue.

  • dumbsaint

    BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL

  • Anonymous

    BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL

  • Hadrian999

    looks like a quickening to me

  • Hadrian999

    looks like a quickening to me

  • Queezy34

    shopped.

  • Queezy34

    shopped.

  • Blockmyass

    yeah nice photoshop dude…

  • Blockmyass

    yeah nice photoshop dude…

  • Omniaus

    There can only be ONE!!

  • Omniaus

    There can only be ONE!!

  • SikterEfendi

    Sorry to burst photographer’s bubble, but this bolt obviously did not hit the statue. It ends (or rather begins) somewhere behind the statue and below it’s waist. There is no way a bolt of lightning would propagate like that if it hit the statue at any point.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry to burst photographer’s bubble, but this bolt obviously did not hit the statue. It ends (or rather begins) somewhere behind the statue and below it’s waist. There is no way a bolt of lightning would propagate like that if it hit the statue at any point.

  • Guest

    Nowhere near the statue…

  • Guest

    Nowhere near the statue…

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