This was taken by Francis Schaefers and Daniel Burger in the Netherlands.
On May 26th, photographers Francis Schaefers and Daniel Burger were chasing a thunderstorm along a beach in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, when "the storm turned around and came a little too close for comfort," says Schaefers. "We were able to photograph lightning hitting the water just 40 meters away." Here is the view through their Canon 400D:
I've done a little lightning photography myself, but good storms are rare in Seattle, but this is my favorite from a few years ago.