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These 15 Electrifying Photos of New Mexico Storms Will Blow You Away!

John Ghost

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New Mexico consistently reinforces its title as the Land of Enchantment. Even storms there make for absolutely stunning scenery. This list consists of many wondrous photos of thunderstorms mostly during the monsoon season. These 15 photos of New Mexico storms will surely blow you away!

1. Carrizozo, New Mexico

Carrizozo, New Mexico - Photo by Monty Jackson
Carrizozo, New Mexico – Photo by Monty Jackson

This is what it looks like before the lightning begins to strike. Rain is already falling over the plain and the dark cloud would be menacing if this wasn’t such a beautiful landscape.

2. Northern New Mexico

Northern New Mexico - Photo by Sienna62
Northern New Mexico – Photo by Sienna62

A magnificent photo taking from a car as the photographer drives through Northern New Mexico. The exact location is unknown, but the storm clouds and the capture are absolutely stunning. This image proves that New Mexico storms are also the most photogenic.

3. Sunset Canyon

Sunset Canyon in Albuquerque, New Mexico - Photo by Grant Condit
Sunset Canyon in Albuquerque, New Mexico – Photo by Grant Condit

Now the lightening begins! Sunset Canyon is the perfect place to start. This silhouette is just simply gorgeous.

4. Albuquerque Airport

Albuquerque Airport - Photo by Grant Condit
Albuquerque Airport – Photo by Grant Condit

The Albuquerque International Sunport gets an awesome lightning show!

5. Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico - Photo by Dave Arnold
Albuquerque, New Mexico – Photo by Dave Arnold

The city of Albuquerque takes a lightning beating during this awesome New Mexico storm.

6. El Malpais National Monument – Grants, New Mexico

El Malpais National Monument. in Grants, New Mexico - Photo by Dave Arnold
El Malpais National Monument. in Grants, New Mexico – Photo by Dave Arnold

The landscape couldn’t be more beautiful than this. El Malpais is also the perfect landscape for such a great lighting show.

7. Levy, New Mexico

Levy, New Mexico - Photo by Dave Arnold
Levy, New Mexico – Photo by Dave Arnold

No lightning here but this twister is about to hit the ground in Levy, New Mexico. I’m sure there was also one hell of a thunderstorm preceding it.

8. Grants, New Mexico

Grants, New Mexico - Photo by Dave Arnold
Grants, New Mexico – Photo by Dave Arnold

In some places the lightning is always perfect and one such place is in Grants, New Mexico.

9. Milan, New Mexico

Milan, New Mexico - Photo by Dave Arnold
Milan, New Mexico – Photo by Dave Arnold

A single bolt of lightning steals the attention of the sky over Milan.

10. Grants Ridge Mesa, New Mexico

Grants Ridge Mesa in New Mexico - Photo by Dave Arnold
Grants Ridge Mesa in New Mexico – Photo by Dave Arnold

11. Manuelito, New Mexico

Manuelito, New Mexico - Photo by Dave Arnold
Manuelito, New Mexico – Photo by Dave Arnold

The gorgeous desert landscape of Manuelito also has its share of strikingly beautiful New Mexico storms.

12. Very Large Array, New Mexico

Very Large Array, New Mexico - Photo by Dave Arnold
Very Large Array, New Mexico – Photo by Dave Arnold

I wonder if these antennae attract lightning. It definitely looks amazing out there during a New Mexico storm.

13. Haystack Mesa and Little Mountain – Prewitt, New Mexico

Prewitt, New Mexico - Photo by Dave Arnold
Prewitt, New Mexico – Photo by Dave Arnold

Haystack Mesa, as well as Little Mountain, receive some beautiful lighting between them.

14. Casa Blanca – Laguna Indian Reservation, New Mexico

Laguna Indian Reservation, New Mexico - Photo by Dave Arnold
Laguna Indian Reservation, New Mexico – Photo by Dave Arnold

Casa Blanca is bombarded with a downpour of rain as well as a beautiful single lightning bolt.

15. Mesita Mesas – Laguna Indian Reservation, New Mexico

Laguna Indian Reservation, New Mexico - Photo by Dave Arnold
Laguna Indian Reservation, New Mexico – Photo by Dave Arnold

A beautiful spot of the rainbow with a single lightning bolt going through it above the Mesita Mesas also makes for a perfect finale of this beautiful picture series of New Mexico storms.

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