From an iconic vantage point, Marjolein Verweij captured an electrical storm over Seattle.

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Photographer: Marjolein Verweij Photo taken: Taken on June 10, 2018 at the Columbia Tower Photographer’s description: “Lightning above the Seattle skyline, view from the Columbia Tower. Went there for sightseeing with a friend and was lucky to witness this beautiful nature phenomenon. I used a Sony CyberShot DSC-RX100 to capture this moment.” Critique: “Sometimes being in the right place at the right time is the key to making an interesting photo. In this case, this view of Seattle has been submitted to this contest before, but I haven’t seen it with lightning strikes.” Below is a gallery of previous Reader’s Lens picks. Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at Our favorite will appear in this spot next week. We judge the year’s best and award prizes in December.