The Eiffel Tower appears to be struck by lightning in this amazing photo sequence.
Bertrand Kulik, a professional violinist and amateur photographer, snapped these impressive images of the Eiffel Tower during a lightning storm from his flat in Paris on Saturday, June 5.
Bertrand stayed awake all night so that he didn’t miss the storm and could capture these pictures of the famous landmark.
He said: “I took these pictures very early in the morning during the impressive storm. “During the night there were two stormy waves forecast for Paris and I didn’t sleep even for a minute because I was watching the weather map.
“I didn’t want to miss the storms and the opportunity to take these pictures. “I captured a lightning strike as it fell on top of the Eiffel Tower. I used two cameras to take this picture.” “I like the images of this lightning strike because the top of the tower was behind a little cloud. This is a bashful tower.”
After the first wave of the storm, Bertrand stayed put by his window and waited for the second wave. He says that he took pictures of the sky as the second wave of the storm approached.
He added: “I took photographs of the dramatic sky during sunrise. “The colours were stunning and a giant cloud was approaching Paris, along with lots of rain, wind and hail. “I kept my window open to make sure I got the best shots.
“I am always fascinated by the sky and from my window. I catch the sun, the moon, sunsets, sunrises, clouds and of course, lightning strikes.”