Security footage from a high school in Wisconsin captured the amazing moment a lightning strike completely shattered a tree in seconds.
According to reports, the event occurred during a storm last Thursday in the city of Wautoma.
As students were preparing to take a test, they were shaken by a monstrous thunderclap coming from right outside the school.
They found a downed tree near the building, so they decided to check footage from a nearby security camera.
In the video, the lightning bolt can be seen striking the top of the tree, causing it to briefly be illuminated by fire.
Seconds later, the tree crumbles to the ground, leaving only destroyed timber and broken branches.
Photo: Wautoma High School