A photographer has captured the electrifying split-second moment a dramatic bolt of lightning strikes the iconic Sydney Opera House in the middle of a thunderstorm.
The incredible image was captured by self-confessed storm chaser Danny Stone as he stood in a sheltered spot in Circular Quay on March 13.
While most people were desperate to get indoors, the 30-year-old popped on a raincoat, picked up his camera and bravely headed in the middle of the storm.
He spent three hours in the ferocious weather, where he captured the shot.
The tradesman said he had a fierce determination to capture a majestic shot of the lightning striking the world-famous landmark.
‘It has always been a dream of mine to capture a really good lightning shot,’ Mr Stone said.
‘During that time of year, it is storm season in Sydney. It was building up, so I decided to head out to Circular Quay to try and capture a good photograph.
‘It was passing by as it moved out to the sea, and dropped hundreds of thousands of bolts over us, and thankfully behind that beautiful Opera house.’
Mr Stone said the shot, which was ‘composed so perfectly with the lightning’, ‘could have easily been missed’.
The incredible image was captured by self-confessed storm chaser Danny Stone (pictured) as he stood in a sheltered spot in Circular Quay on March 13
‘I was absolutely thrilled to have captured one of my bucket-list shots,’ he said
It was one of the best lightening displays I’ve ever seen, and I was there for about three hours,’ he said.
‘I can’t wait to try it again next storm season, maybe at another iconic location.’