By Kristiana Hall

THIS incredible image of a giraffe in front of a huge bolt of lightning is certainly striking!

The image was taken by photographer Karen van der Kolk, 45, in Etosha National Park, Namibia.

Karen, who has been taking wildlife pictures since 2015, said: “I love wildlife.

Karen van der Kolk / Caters News

“The sighting itself was not so exciting. We were hoping for the golden hour and suddenly some big clouds covered the setting sun, causing a grey scenery.

“Then the lightning started. I focused on the giraffe and I was hoping the lightning would appear within my focus area.

“I clicked and I got it. I was so happy that I managed to capture the lightning.”