As a violent front hits the coast, the storm shifts and transforms into a truly unique structure above Light House Beach, NSW

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    A storm cell moves out into the Pacific Ocean. The intense rain inside the core glows from the backlighting of the sun

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    A storm exhibiting mammatus clouds is lit with the pink hues of sunset as it passes out over Bonny Hills, NSW

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    A storm catches the last light of the sunset as it passes out into the Pacific Ocean

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    Stitched panorama of Tacking Point Lighthouse with storm to the left of frame, Large and Small Magellanic Clouds above, and Milky Way to the right of frame

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    The stars are out above this thunderstorm in the Pacific Ocean

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    A distant storm complete with stars and lightning

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    Lightning over the ocean

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    Tacking Point Lighthouse with some unique cloud structure and lightning

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    The scale of this storm front was immense, stretching hundreds of kilometers inland and producing winds of up to 130km per hour. It caused havoc in Melbourne first, with 20’000 power outages, and then commenced its 18hr mission up the coast. After evacuating beaches across Sydney, the front reached Port Macquarie by nightfall, where Tacking Point Lighthouse waited in its path.

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    Tacking Point Lighthouse with a shelf cloud passing overhead

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    Stitched panorama of a shelf cloud above Lighthouse Beach, Port Macquarie

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    Lightning strike at North Beach, Port Macquarie

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    An inbound storm is watched by dozens of spectators, Lighthouse Beach, Port Macquarie

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GALLERY: Powerful storm photography

By AG STAFF | June 8, 2016

Seeing them approach can inspire feelings of wonder, caution, and fear. When captured in an image a storm can add a dramatic element to a popular location, or it can stand alone as a showcase of the forces of nature.