Colorful Night Sky In Spain

Spanish sky at night given splash of colour by spectacular lightning storm

By Leon Watson

Bright white lightning explodes out of a thick bank of black clouds – sparking a spectacular natural light show.

These incredible moments were masterfully captured on camera by amateur photographer Martin Zalba.

Despite taking up photography as a hobby a little over two years ago, Martin’s powerful images crackle with electricity and power.

Colorful Night Sky In Spain

Captured: Lightning strikes in the Bardenas of Navarra, Spain

However, the high school music teacher, from Navarra, Spain, said his images of storms in the Spanish desert owe as much to luck as they do technical skill.

‘Storms are frequent in Navarra in August and September,’ explained the self-taught photographer. ‘I had never taken photos of lightning before and these were my first attempts.

‘To watch the storms is amazing because you can feel the power of nature and you feel very weak and small. Beams fell to the earth, exploded and produced a huge noise. It was scary.’

Alongside Martin’s impressive collection of storm photographs, his work also features the ever-changing southern Spanish skies.

Colorful Night Sky In Spain

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