For landscape photographer and storm chaser Jonas Piontek, Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela is practically paradise. The lake's proximity to the Andes and the Caribbean Sea set the conditions for a so-called 'never ending storm,' with lightning storms occurring almost 300 days of the year. You'd even notice it from space apparently, as NASA has named it the 'Lightning Capital of the World.'

You can see a few of his photos here, and over at Resource Travel Piontek describes what it's like photographing Maracaibo's daily light show.