Anvil crawler lightning over my head in Ogallala, Nebraska. What a incredible sight! When large storm systems such as supercell start to weaken and break away from the anvil, it is called a “orphaned anvils”. Orphaned anvils often discharge large amount cloud to cloud lightning. When storm chasing, I look for this happening, often on the backside of a storm moving away.This is one of my favorite images of anvil crawler lightning. It is hard to explain how large these discharges are. This shot was a 16mm holding the shutter open with a remote. I could hear the “sizzle” of the lightning over my head. Hope you enjoy!