A Victoria-based photographer captured breathtaking shots of a storm brewing Saturday night.

Lightning filled the sky over Washington and photographer Doug Clement was at Perimeter Park in Colwood from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to catch the action.Doug Clement photo

“There were over 1,250 lightning strikes,” said Clement.

Doug Clement photo lightning

His photographs have caused a stir online with many people commenting on how rare it is to catch a glimpse of a lightning show on southern Vancouver Island.

Victoria lightning photo Doug Clement

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