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Spectacularly beautiful weather photos will remind you what the outdoors looks like

Spectacularly beautiful weather photos will remind you what the outdoors looks like thumbnail

By Amanda Yeo

The Royal Meteorological Society has revealed 2020's Weather condition Photographer of the Year, supplying a lots of beautiful choices for new desktop backgrounds. If we can't go outside due to a lethal worldwide pandemic, a minimum of the exterior can type of come to us.

The top prize this year went to Rudolf Sulgan for “Blizzard,” a chilly image of New york city's Brooklyn Bridge during a serious snow storm. He was awarded $646 for his photograph, along with a HERO8 Go Pro and one year of subscription to the Royal Meteorological Society.

” I made this image in 2018, throughout a strong blizzard as El Niño's routine warming of water typically interrupts normal weather patterns,” stated Sulgan. “My main concern and motivation are that my images ideally do a small part in combating environment change.”

” Blizzard,” handled Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan, New york city in winter season2018

Image: Rudolf Sulgan.

Sulgan's photo wasn't the only magnificent image to come out of the competitors held in association with AccuWeather. Over 7,700 entries were received from around the globe, which a judging panel trimmed to simply 26 finalists.

First runner-up was Vu Trung Huan's enchantingly stunning “Tea Hills,” taken at the Long Coc tea hills in Phu Tho Province, Vietnam. Maja Kralijik won 2nd runner-up for “Beast,” a picture of a rack cloud in Umag, Croatia.

” Tea Hills,” taken in Long Coc Tea Hill, Tan Son District, Phu Tho Province, Vietnam on Sept, 22 and Oct. 30,2019

Image: Vu Trung Huan.

” Monster,” taken in Umag, Croatia on Sept. 24,2017

Image: Maja Kraljik.

The general public Favourite pick was Alexey Trofimov's “Baikal Treasure,” which he took throughout an exploration on Lake Baikal in Russia. This photo beat out the 25 other finalists from 15 nations to win the public vote.

” It was midday, not really my picture time,” stated Trofimov. “But the light that the sun offered, refracting in blocks of ice, caught my attention and made me take this photo.”

” Baikal Treasure,” taken at Kotelnokovsky cap, Lake Baikal, Russia, on Feb. 27,2013

Image: Alexey Trofimov.

The Royal Meteorological Society also announced the Young Weather condition Professional Photographer of the Year 2020, a category for professional photographers aged 17 and under. This year's award went to 17- year-old Kolesnik Stephanie Sergeevna for “Frozen Life,” a picture of a green leaf suspended in ice.

” I wished to take this shot since it is a ‘part of warm Summer season frozen in ice,'” said Kolesnik, who resides in Russia. “Time appears to have actually stopped for this leaf.”

” Frozen Life,” taken in Russia.

Image: Kolesnik Stephanie Sergeevna.

Runner up was Emma Rose Karsten's “Browse's Up,” taken with an iPhone XS in the parking lot of Lafayette High School in Wildwood, Missouri, in June this year. It just goes to show that you don't always require a costly camera setup to record spectacular images.

” I was satisfying my good friend to hang out in my school parking lot (COVID kept us in so we met to talk from our cars and trucks) and this big, incredible cloud rolled in,” said the then-17- year-old. “My eyes played techniques on me since I initially believed this was a big wall of water. Shortly after this cloud appeared it rained, however not a considerable quantity. It was incredible.”

” Surf's Up,” taken at Lafayette High School in Wildwood, Missouri on June 22,2020

Image: Emma Rose Karsten

A 2021 calendar containing all the winners and finalists is currently available for preorder at the Royal Meteorological Society's website. It may be a practical, hopeful reminder that there is a world beyond doomscrolling in your apartment or condo.

” A Thirsty Earth,” taken at Chittagong, Bangladesh on Dec. 18,2019

Image: Abdul Momin.

” Before a Storm,” taken at Dyrholaey, Iceland on Sept. 10,2019

Image: Mikhail Shcheglov

” El Chaltén,” taken March 4, 2019 at El Chaltén, Argentina.

Image: Francisco Javier Negroni Rodriguez.

” Lavaredo's Gloria,” taken at Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites, Italy on Aug. 10,2019

Image: Alessandro Cantarelli.

” Dam Wet,” taken at Wet Sleddale Dam, Cumbria, UK, on March 15,2019

Image: Andrew McCaren.

” Mammatus Break out,” taken near Saxony, Germany on April 4,2018

Image: Boris Jordan.

” Little Tornado,” taken at Sabzevar, Iran on Sept. 14,2019

Image: Hadi Dehghanpour

” Pinnacles of Light,” taken at Mangersta sea stacks, Island of Lewis, Scotland on Oct. 1,2019

Image: Richard Fox.

” Predawn Thunderstorm over El Paso, Texas,” taken at El Paso, Texas, U.S., on Nov. 6,2019

Image: Lori Grace Bailey.

” Halo,” taken at Mogilev, Belarus on Feb. 26,2015

Image: Mikhail Kapychka.

” Last Stand,” taken at Arizona, U.S., on July 9,2018

Image: Tina Wright.

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