This is the incredible moment a fierce lightning bolt crashed against the Grand Canyon.
Shrouded in darkness, the breath-taking landscape was shocked into life as mother nature fired the bolt illuminating the canyon walls.
As it cracked against the rocks the bright blue bolt lit up the South Rim of the canyon, considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Natural wonder: Photographer Travis Roe captured this stunning image last year during a storm in Arizona's Grand Canyon. The lightning struck the canyon's South Rim illuminating the national landmark.
The once-in-a-lifetime shot, captured by photographer Travis Roe, was taken last year but has only just surfaced after he submitted the image to the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The DOI, the government agency tasked with protecting US land, water and wildlife, runs an annual photo contest called Share the Experience