Lionesses, Botswana

Photograph by Beverly Joubert, National Geographic

Light after a storm is some of the most dramatic light on Earth. Instead of being the brightest part of a scene, the sky becomes the darkest. Light that breaks through is often a lovely color, because it is refracted by tiny droplets remaining in the air. This stunning image by Beverley Joubert is a perfect shot, in perfect light. —Annie Griffiths

Photo Tip: When the sky is dark, remember to expose for the light and allow the sky to become brooding and powerful. This will add drama to the part of the photograph that is touched by light.

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