Winners of Weather Photographer of the Year 2016 Competition
The Royal Meteorological Society and The Royal Photographic Society have
announced the winners of the Weather Photographer of the Year 2016
competition. Although the competition is only in its first year, more than
800 photographs depicting weather from around the world were submitted.
First place, over 16s – Ben Cherry, United Kingdom / Sprite Lightning: "The image was taken in Punta Banco, a small village on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
Second place – Camelia Czuchnicki, United Kingdom / Clash of the Storms: "A clash between two storm cells in New Mexico, US in June 2014
Third place – Andrew Bailey, United Kingdom / Freezing Fog and Hoar Frost: "The image was taken at half term (16 February 2016)
Public vote winner – Paul Kingston, United Kingdom / Storms Cumbria
16 and under winner – James Bailey, United Kingdom / Hailstorm and rainbow over the seas of Covehithe
Kevin Pearson, United Kingdom / Misty River Dawn : "My image was taken in late April 2016 along the bank of the River Brue in Glastonbury, Somerset.
Steve M Smith, United Kingdom / Cloud tunnel, Carneddau, north Wales
Stephen Lansdell, United Kingdom / Mama Factory
Paula Davies, United Kingdom / Jack Frost : "My photograph was taken on a frosty January morning in North Yorkshire, UK
Overall Weather Photographer of the Year 2016 – Tim
Moxon, United Kingdom / Tornado on Show: " A classic
severe weather setup in the high plains of Colorado near
the town of Wray yielded one of the most photogenic
tornadoes of the year.
Stephen Burt, United Kingdom / Matterhorn banner cloud: " Orographic cloud winds around and over the unmistakable profile of the Matterhorn in Switzerland