May 28, 2016
A Striking View
Photograph by Christoph Schaarschmidt, National Geographic Your Shot
Streaking from a sky as red as the earth, lightning strikes the famous dome-shaped, sandstone monolith Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia. “I had heard a lot about how beautiful Uluru should look when it rains,” writes Christoph Schaarschmidt, who captured this image. “But I never believed that I would see it with my own eyes because the Red Centre of Australia is a very arid area.”
This photograph was submitted to the 2016 Travel Photographer of the Year contest.
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