It was a busy year in the SWE Photography Contest with a total of 1620 photos entered. Here are the TOP 50:

50: Ingo Bertram – 108 votes

“Shelfcloud near Regensburg, southern Germany, last week
Ingo Bertram Photography

49: Sebastian Stöttinger‎ – 112 votes

“Not sure whether I already showed you this beauty. If so, please excuse the double post :)
This beautiful thunderstorm came straight to my town on August 25, 2017. Never thought about catching structures like this in late August here in southwest Germany. Definitely a highlight this year! Extremwetter Deutschland

48: Marek Lewczuk‎ – 112 votes

47: Ajay Tewarie‎ – 116 votes

“Undulatus Asperatus 29th may 2017. The netherlands”

46: Stavros Kesedakis – 116 votes

“Landfall – A mothership supercell picking up dust as it rotates before producing a tornado in Wray Colorado on May 2016
Cyclone of Rhodes / JWSevereWeather”

45. place: Brice Volo – 119 votes

“ouverture de la saison des orages de la plus belle facon pour moi le 1er juin, arbre foudroyé sur le canal principal, commune de serrières de briord, ain dept01, France”

44. place: Justyna Mariusz Nawroccy – 126 votes

“Wet-micro burst – Poland 2016” by Justyna Mariusz Nawroccy.

43. place: Lotti Geiger – 120 votes

“15.6.17 South Germany (Ulm)”

42. place: Γιάννης Μανωλάς‎‎ – 122 votes

“Almost a microburst…. Lipetsk Russia”

41: Sandro Puncet – 123 votes

“Close lightning
28.4.2014. Osor / island Lošinj, Croatia”

40: Tóth Gábor Gyula‎‎ – 124 votes

“Cumulunimbus arcus mamma 2017.05.13., Algyő, Hungary (panorma with using 21 images)”

39: Marko Korošec – 126 votes

“Lightning strike over the Trieste gulf, Italy. Sept 5th, 2016” by Marko Korošec.

38: Pappné Szebellédi Tündi‎ – 127 votes

“Iridescent cloud <3 (2017.09.15. Sarkad - Hungary)"

37: Rodrigo Alves‎ – 130 votes

“9 DE MARZO /NUEVO BERLÍN , RÍO NEGRO, URUGUAY” by Rodrigo Alves‎.

36: Devid Raziel Penguti‎ – 130 votes

“Empire of the Clouds
Stormcell, 04.09.2015, Polesine, Italy – www.facebook.com/devid.penguti

35: Nagy Pityu‎ – 131 votes

“Greetings! LP supercell’s mesocyclone above the Harghita Mountains in Transylvania, Romania. The shot was taken on the 12th of july 2017”

34: Ivan Stulić – 138 votes

“Nin/Privlaka – Sabunike 27.07.2016” by Ivan Stulić.

33: Marko Korošec – 133 votes

“A pretty photogenic supercell near Letenye, Hungary on July 12th late evening.”

32: place: Alvi Massari – 133 votes

“Gorizia, Italy”

31: place: Fred Fritzy‎ – 140 votes

30: Dražen Suvić – 142 votes

“Storm over Rijeka, Croatia, 06.08.2017”

29: Danijel Jovanovic – 144 votes

“Austria shaped cloud with intra-cloud lightning over Innsbruck”

28: Entoni Novosel‎ – 146 votes

“Some old photo i taken back in 2012 , a lucky shot of a nighttime waterspout nicely lit by lightning :) Near the coast of Pula,Croatia” by Entoni Novosel‎.

27: Entoni Novosel – 149 votes

“Crazy view on this amazing waterspout outbreak near Istrian coast (Croatia) in June 2013” by Entoni Novosel.

26: ‎Dantex Tex‎ – 151 votes

“Storm Vs Moon… :D so lucky… Gorizia Italy 2016 past summer” by ‎Dantex Tex‎.

25: Michiel Baatsen‎ – 151 votes

“Still going through my shots from our USA trip last May, here is a panorama of an approaching supercell near Kermit, TX on 22 May 2017. The colours were absolutely stunning, while the same storm was showing off some amazing mammatus on the northern sunlit side”

24: Devid Raziel Penguti‎ – 152 votes

“Mammatus Sunset, Polesine
28.06.17 – www.facebook.com/devid.penguti

23: Marko Korošec – 153 votes

“Epic shelf cloud over NE Italian plains, July 2014” by Marko Korošec.

22: Marko Korošec‎ – 156 votes

“Massive twin CG bolts striking just in front of me in Istra, Croatia. Sept 24, 2017.”

21: Sandro Puncet – 166 votes

“Multiple lightning strikes in one exposure… 6.8.2017. Island Losinj, Croatia – Sandro Puncet Photos

20. place: Stavros Kesedakis‎ – 166 votes

“the core”
Supercell with intense hailcore in Colorado USA this past May… Cyclone of Rhodes /JWSevereWeather”

19: Arnaud Poncelet – 171 votes

“Supercell HP at rethel in France, 8 june 2014” by Arnaud Poncelet.

18: Boris Jordan‎ – 175 votes

“Beast Approaching – Approaching HP-Supercell on 19.05.2017 near Karsdorf (Saxony-Anhalt) west of Leipzig” by Boris Jordan.

17: Francesco Gabbianelli‎‎‎ – 180 votes

“07/11/2017 Ancona Marche Italy”

16: Erik Baloh – 185 votes

“My favorite from 2017……Trieste from Socerb.”

15: Stavros Kesedakis – 189 votes

“Escape / Wray / Colorado – May 7th 2016, an EF2 dusty tornado wanders around as storm chasers escape from its path” by Stavros Kesedakis.

14: Fabrice Giroud‎‎‎ – 191 votes

“Switzerland 24 06 2016”

13: Brice Volo – 191 votes

“arcus,le 28 juin 2017,département de l’ain, france”

12: Ingo Bertram‎ ‎- 192 votes

“Anvil lightning and stars at Zusmarshausen, Bavaria, last Sunday.”

11: Manolis Thravalos – 192 votes

“As the sky split in half before me, my mind, body and soul were instantly recharged” quote by photographer Matt Cooper. Dude you couldn’t explain the feeling better!

10: Geoff Green‎ – 205 votes

“Shot taken 19 / 03 / 2017 Supercell East Kimberley northern Australia” by Geoff Green‎.

9: Dantex Tex‎ ‎- 210 votes

“Best show…. too close thunder and intense rainfall! Storm chase of 06/08/2017 to Monfalcone/Italy for my page Pazzi per il meteo goriziano & storm chasing

8: Idilija Sotnikovaitė – 220 votes

“Vievis, Lithuania 08-13”

7: Domen Svetlin ‎- 224 votes

“Thunderstorm over the northern Adriatic sea”

6: Dale Kaminski ‎- 233 votes

“August 7, 2011 Nebraska Supercell / with Shelf Cloud”

5: Mariusz Nawrocki – 238 votes

“18.08.2017 – Poland – Gorzow Wielkopolski. Mariusz Nawrocki Nature & Aerial Photography

4: Manolis Thravalos – 241 votes

“A lucker!! I was making a timelapse of this towering CB at sunrise time when its first lightning shook the place. Imagine my face when I saw camera’s monitor afterwards! Enjoy in full screen!

3: Sandro Puncet – 259 votes

“Amazing shelf cloud over city… 24.7.2017. Island Losinj, Croatia”

2: Sandro Puncet – 302 votes

“Waterspouts and lightning on Adriatic sea … 3.9.2017. Island Lošinj, Croatia”

1 – Best of 2017: Devid Raziel Penguti – 711 votes

“Mammatus Apocalypse, 26.06.2016, Fratta Polesine, Italy
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