The First Photographs of Lightning Crackle with Electric Chaos
In the 1880s, William Nicholson Jennings set out to prove the diversity and unpredictability of lightning's path, capturing the electric light with his plate camera.
The American photographer William Nicholson Jennings is often credited with taking the first photograph of lightning on September 2, 1882. Jennings' success paved the way for further research on the structure of lightning. More info via