16 Winning Entries of the Weather Photographer of the Year Contest That Are Just Spectacular
You may have marvelled at the amazing photographs of various wildlife photography contests but have you ever come across a weather photography contest? Well, the Royal Meteorological Society declared its winner of its annual Weather Photographer of the Year Award 2019 in October and if you thought weather was boring, then you need to see the pictures here. From lightning strikes to cloud formation and billowing storms, these photographs are stunning. Take a look at the top 15 entries.
1 Overall Winner: Beyond my Expectations, Gareth Mon Jones
This was the grand prize-winning photograph by Gareth Mon Jones for his photo of a cloud inversion engulfing the valley beneath him and taken in Snowdonia in North West Wales. The shortlisted and winning entries included almost 24 amazing photographs. The contest also included a young weather photographer of the year award.
2First runner up: Power of Lightening, Elena Salvai
Photographer Elena Salvai came first runner up for her spectacular photograph of lightening taken off the coast of Riomaggiore Cinque Terra, Italy. It was also chosen as the people’s favourite.
The entries were praised by Liz Bentley CEO of The RMS who said the images were of high quality and outstanding. “The photographs speak volumes about our obsession in the weather – capturing its beauty, its power and its fragility in the face of human activity,” she said.
3Second runner up: Snow Rollers in Wiltshire, Brian Bayliss
The second runner up was photographer Brian Bayliss who photographed this beautiful natural phenomenon just near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. However, it was storms that were very popular among the entries with awesome lightning strikes and supercell weather systems.
4Overall Winner, under 17: Spectacular Lightning Show over Trial Bay, Hugo Begg
Hugo Begg’s brilliant photograph of lightening spearing through the low clouds in the Trail Bay National Park won him the overall winners title in the under 17 category. If you have an eye for the beautiful things in life, even when you are young, you don’t miss noticing them.