Yellowstone National Park lightning strikes closely

Within 1/30 of a second, the ground erupts as the enormous jolt of electrical energy finds a path through the roots. (CNN/KXTV)
Within 1/30 of a second, the ground erupts as the enormous jolt of electrical energy finds a path through the roots. (CNN/KXTV)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CNN/KXTV) – A lightning strike at Yellowstone National Park is caught on camera.

The man who got the picture was shooting a hail storm when the bolt hit the ground just a few feet away.

Within 1/30 of a second, the ground erupts as the enormous jolt of electrical energy finds a path through the roots.

Still pictures taken moments later show the deep scars left by the lightning strike and how close it came to the campers.

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