A photographer in Brazil captured the “divine” second a bolt of lightning struck the long-lasting Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro final month.
The 125-foot statue, which overlooks Rio de Janeiro from atop Corcovado mountain, was struck instantly on its head Feb. 10 with what photographer Fernando Braga referred to as a “divine ray” on social media.
“DIVINE LIGHTNING!!! IT’S FRIDAY!!!” Braga wrote on Instagram on the time.
Braga spoke with Yahoo Information Tuesday, telling the outlet that capturing the sight was “like a dream come true” after greater than 30 makes an attempt to catch the second in a time-lapse video utilizing a Nikon D800 digital camera.
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“At residence, I’ve a very nice view of Christ the Redeemer, so I took a lot of photographs of it. In sunsets, dawn[s], with the moon, the solar, airplanes, helicopters, birds, and so forth. … So I made a decision to get one with lightning too,” Braga stated.
The imagery of the lightning placing the monument’s head electrified social media.
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“God has despatched the world a message!” Norma Carino wrote.
“Identical to that he does in our lives, stops lightning, defending us from evil,” Lilian Freitas commented.
The huge statue of Jesus Christ was accomplished and devoted in 1931.