Philippines lightning strike captured in dramatic mobile phone pictures

An amateur photographer’s remarkable pictures have captured the moment a bolt of lightning struck during a heavy storm in the Philippines.

The moment was captured on a mobile phone by university professor Nathan Daniel Sison as he looked out of his apartment in Mandaluyong, near the capital Manila.

The lightning bolt strike in Mandaluyong (Nathan Daniel Sison/PA)
The lightning bolt strike in Mandaluyong (Nathan Daniel Sison/PA)

Mr Sison told the Press Association: “It was taken unintentionally. I was just snapping the view.”

A flash after the lightning bolt struck (Nathan Daniel Sison/PA)
A flash after the lightning bolt struck (Nathan Daniel Sison/PA)

Only moments before, Mr Sison had captured an image showing the sunset when it “suddenly rained”.

This photo was taken just moments before the lightning strike (Nathan Daniel Sison/PA)
This photo was taken just moments before the lightning strike (Nathan Daniel Sison/PA)

The subsequent pictures, taken at 7pm local time on Tuesday, showed the bolt striking a building before creating a dramatic flash.

- Press Association

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