Mt Coolum under fire: Cracking shots of lightning show

Lightning strikes Mt Coolum.
Lightning strikes Mt Coolum. Phil Staatz

A SUNSHINE Coast resident has captured the moment lightning struck Mt Coolum during a severe thunderstorm.

Phil Staatz took the photo on Friday, September 22, during one of the first storms to hit the Coast this storm season.

Phil Staatz captured the lightning strikes during a severe storm on September 22.
Phil Staatz captured the lightning strikes during a severe storm on September 22. Phil Staatz

"I shared it on the Higgins Storm Chasing site and it had a huge response, the biggest response Higgins has seen in a long time."

See more of Phil's photos on his Instagram account at www.instagram.com/phils_images/?hl=en