Big Bend National Park, Texas — Storm clouds and the threat of impending rain just add to the natural and dramatic beauty of this remote region of west Texas.

I was somewhat unnerved, however, by the sound of crashing thunder and frequent flashes of lightning — it’s wide open here, with little opportunity to seek shelter.

I can handle rain; it’s the lightning I worry about.

Shortly after I took this photo, the skies opened up. I’d already suited up with my rain gear, and I headed for the closest ranger station to wait the storm out.

All’s well that ends well, and I ended up with some dramatic photos of a memorable experience.


Check out my earlier post about Big Bend National Park.

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About Glen Abbott
Glen Abbott is a Florida-based travel writer & photographer specializing in motorcycle touring and travel. He is regular contributor to Harley-Davidson's HOG Magazine, and his travel features appear regularly in motorcycle magazines and other publications.

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