The video above was captured by a camera crew in Darwin, Australia. According to William Nguyen-Phuoc, the YouTube user (and photographer) who posted this fantastic close up with mother nature, says the bolt was only 200 to 250m away! For those of us not comfortable with the metric system, that's just over 800 feet!
While I am extremely thankful for the extreme and experienced storm chasers/photographers who capture videos like this, I wouldn't recommend attempting to recreate this situation.
When lightning is in your area, MOVE INDOORS! Mother Nature is gorgeous, but also very dangerous and you definitely don't want to end up on her bad side.
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To the left is another example of just how powerful a close up lightning strike can be. Thankfully, this photojournalist was safely indoors at the time!
Remember the general rule: when thunder roars head indoors.