Wednesday 10 August 2016
Winnipeg Lightning Bolt Graces Canadian Stamp
Canada gets about 2.34 million lightning strikes per year. Unfortunately, about 10 people each year are killed by these strikes. More than 4,000 forest fires are set by lightning. Lightning strikes do make for good photographs and no one knows that more than Canadian Dave Reede. He snapped a photo on the Trans Canada Highway outside of Winnipeg which caught the eye of a Canadian stamp designer. Reede explained: "This particular night was just crazy. There was just so much cloud to ground lightning everywhere, violent storms. I've never seen anything like it since."