Photographer captures amazing moment lightning strikes an English field

Yesterday morning at 4AM, the quiet of Waveney Valley, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border in East Anglia, was broken by an early-morning summer storm. Fortunately, local photographer Simon Buck was up at that ungodly hour to capture the extraordinary beauty of the moment lightning struck the valley fields.

Photographer captures amazing moment lightning strikes an English field

Simon Buck Photography

The storm made Buck realize “how extraordinarily lucky we are to live in such a beautiful, peaceful part of the world.” I couldn’t agree more.

Photographer captures amazing moment lightning strikes an English field

Simon Buck Photography

If you find yourself hopping across the pond, East Anglia is a must-visit for its sleepy hamlets, market towns and beautiful beaches. In particular, Bungay, Halesworth, Southwold and Norwich. Venture out to Bungay for a pint (or 5) at the The Green Dragon, quite possibly the best pub in the known-world. If you need a place to rest your head, there’s Belle Grove, fantastic boutique self-catering. Then nurse your inevitable hangover from a great night of boozing at The Buttercross Tea Rooms for a truly divine fry-up. Of course you should plan to spend some time camping at Wardley Hill Campsite, a new ecological campsite in Waveney Valley, where you can possibly catch an early-morning lightning storm yourself.

Find more of Simon’s great photos on Instagram @sibuckphoto and Facebook, and his official website.