Reddit user Fidget08 shared this amazing photograph of a tree with its bark blown off from the blast of a lightning strike.

tree loses bark when struck by lightning

Photo: Fidget08/Reddit

Mother Nature is damn powerful.

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Lightning strike blows bark off tree
Check out the results of a stormy encounter between lightning and the hapless tree it used to find a path to the ground.