This is the moment the Statue of Liberty was hit by lightning – and caught on camera by a photographer who waited two hours in a storm-hit New York City.
New Yorker Jay Fine apparently waited more than 40 years for the shot before braving the storm last month in Manhattan’s Battery Park City.
The 58-year-old photographer caught the incredible snap – but it was a rather arduous process capturing the perfect picture.
The amazing moment caught on camera (Pic: Caters)
He said: ‘I had been watching weather reports so I knew a storm was coming and it just seemed like a great opportunity.
‘I was ready and waiting and took 81 shots before finally getting this one.
‘I was shocked when I realised what had happened.
‘It was pure luck really, a once in a lifetime opportunity. It’s the first photograph of its kind I have ever seen.’
The iconic statue – which stands at 305ft tall – was built in 1886 and is said to attract over 600 bolts of lightning each year.