THE dramatic thunderstorm which hit the region on Monday night might have been a nightmare for pets - but it was a dream for keen photographers as these pictures show.
Robin Morrison captured the main picture on this story over Ilminster.
Russell Durie, from Chard, sent in this picture of a bolt of lightning over his home.
Reader Jason Hockey also snapped this picture, below, from one of the windows of his house.
Meanwhile, in nearby Taunton, plenty of photographers caught some striking shots.
David Orr snapped this picture below.
Emma Eggbeer also shot this photo during the thunderstorm.
Gina Mear sent this photo in to our sister paper the Somerset County Gazette of lightning near her house.
Thanks to the readers who sent in these snaps - remember, you can email your photos to newsdesk@chardandilminsternews, or tweet them to @chardandilynews or find us on Facebook.