It was a bolt from the blue. One minute the sky was clear, the next a violent electrical storm swept across the outback. Newlyweds Jess and Antony van der Meer were out hiking along Kings Canyon in the Northern Territory when the storm appeared without warning. There was no time to shelter before the lightning struck and, in an instant, Antony was gone. It seems such an inconceivable tragedy, yet around the world deadly lightning strikes happen dozens of times a day. And with our changing climate, these so called ‘Acts of God’ are becoming more common than ever.