16 Winning Entries of the Weather Photographer of the Year Contest That Are Just Spectacular

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13Shortlist Entry: Mountain Cloud, Iain Afshar

Mountainous regions can give you some spectacular scenes just like this one of a lenticular cloud formation high up in the French Alps and shot by photographer Iain Afshar. This almost looks like some alien UFO hovering above the mountains.

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14Shortlist Entry: Slowdance, Andrei Baskevich

As mentioned, the mountains can give you some enthralling magical scenes and this one too is more magical than ever. In the photographer’s own words “Night, frost, gusts of wind, standing to the waist in the snow … and real magic happens in the sky. This aurora was more dynamic than ever”

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15Shortlist Entry: Cinnamon Rolls Cloud, Sun Bingyuin

How about that? That cloud formation looks like a cinnamon roll but it also looks as if some divine intervention or event is about to happen. One would half expect angels to blow trumpets from that cloud. This was an evening shot by Sun Bingyin taken in Jökulsárlón, Iceland.

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16Shortlist Entry: Air, Steve Baker

Now, this looks like a scene similar to the movie Independence Day when a huge UFO surged right out of a similar cloud-only this is a snowstorm cloud captured by a drone by Steve Baker at Turnbridge Wells.

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