The national park was in for a shock.

By Nolan Feeney / and
September 08, 2015
Grand Canyon National Park
Credit: © NPS photo by Michael Quinn

Even in slow motion, lightning moves quickly. But new video footage from National Park Service ranger Erin Whittaker gives fans of the outdoors a closer look at what happens when stormy weather moves into the Grand Canyon. Tourists who make plans to visit the national park probably cross their fingers for good, photo-taking weather, but as this brief clip shows, the views can be just as stunning even when it’s not all blue skies.

This story originally appeared on Time