Many of the most recognizable buildings around the world also happen to be some of the tallest… which makes them prime targets when Mother Nature decides to get electric.

This makes for spectacular lightning shows where bolt after bolt strikes these tall buildings—be it the record-setting Burj Khalifa, the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the CN Tower in Toronto, or the One World Trade Center in New York City.

Fortunately for those of us who prefer to hide indoors when these storms are raging, brave 500px photographers from across the world have captured these beautifully terrifying lightning strikes in action. Here are 15 of our favorites:

Of course, some of the most amazing lightning photography on 500px doesn’t involve tall buildings, so be sure to check out all the top lightning photography by clicking here. And if you have your own amazing lightning shot, upload it to 500px and show it off in the comments!