Victoria-based photographer Doug Clement captured several shots of lightning over the city Saturday night. (Doug Clement)

A Victoria-based photographer captured breathtaking shots of a storm brewing Saturday night.

Lightning filled the sky over Washington and photographer Doug Clement was at Perimeter Park in Colwood from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to catch the action.

“There were over 1,250 lightning strikes,” said Clement.

His photographs have caused a stir online with many people commenting on how rare it is to catch a glimpse of a lightning show on southern Vancouver Island.

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