2nd Place, "Storm Systems" by Mitch Dobrowner
Words are inadequate to describe the experience of photographing this immense power and beauty. The most exciting part is that with each trip I really don’t know what to expect. I see these storms as living, breathing beings. They are born when the conditions are right, they gain strength as they grow, they fight against their environment to stay alive, they change form as they age… and eventually, they die. They take on so many different aspects, personalities and faces; I’m in awe while watching them. These storms are amazing sights to witness and I’m just happy to be there, shot or no shot, as I’m watching Mother Nature at her finest.