Thunderbolts and lightning!! Spectacular timing as photographer captures huge lightning strike over iconic NYC skyline

A daring photographer risked going up in a helicopter during a huge storm to capture this perfect shot of lightning streaking across the New York skyline.

Jennifer Khordi went up in a chopper to lead a photographic tour of the city on Thursday night – but the storm broke while they were up in the air.

Pic by Jennifer Khordi/Caters News

She said: “I led a helicopter Photo tour and we took off from Linden. The storm started while we were up there.

Pic by Jennifer Khordi/Caters News

“I landed to let off the passengers then raced to jersey city to take the lightning shots.

Pic by Jennifer Khordi/Caters News

“What you see from the chopper is a supercell over the World Trade Center.”