Top lightning photographs of 2016 by our readers and reporters

We now look back at 2016 and the best and finest 50 photographs of lightning our readers and followers sent us during the year. It was certainly a great year for lightning photographers, with some days producing up to half a million lightning pulses or more across the continent! And there are some extremely accomplished weather photographers among our readers and reporters, a fact to which this gallery firmly attests. These are our picks, the best of the best. It was a difficult selection, with many many fine lightning photos from all across Europe. We certainly enjoyed going back through the past year’s reports and we hope you will enjoy these photos as much as we do!