THE Dorset skies were lit up with a stunning display of lightning last night.

Residents across the county were kept awake during the intense electrical storm that began shortly before midnight.

Intrepid photographers braved the rain and unpleasant conditions to capture the storm in all its glory.

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These included Dorset Camera Club members, who shared their amazing pictures of the spectacular display.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the photos.