Sunlight streaming through fog wins Weather Photographer competition
The Royal Meteorological Society Weather Photographer Of The Year 2021 award winners in all of their glory.
The Royal Meteorological Society has announced the 2021 winners of its popular annual Weather Photographer of the Year competition.
Giulio Montini’s spectacular photo Morning Fog, taken on an opaque autumn day from a small church on a hilltop in the town of Airuno, Italy, took top prize. The photograph was one of many entries that celebrated the beauty of weather.
Of a shortlist of 21 images chosen from over 8,900 photos taken by more than 3,300 photographers from 114 countries, Morning Fog was chosen as the overall winner by an esteemed international panel of judges.
The Royal Meteorological Society is the UK’s Professional and Learned Society for weather and climate. Working to strengthen the science and raise awareness of the importance of weather and climate, support meteorological professionals and inspire enthusiasts.
Overall Winner - Morning Fog
Winner mobile phone category - Foggy morning
Overall young winner - Kansas storm
1st Runner Up - Self portrait in a boat
2nd Runner up - Lightning from an Isolated Storm over Cannes Bay
Runner up mobile phone category - Between showers
Finalist - York flooding
Finalist - Beautiful Mammatus Clouds above Pag Town
Finalist - Fogbow
Finalist - Mountain skyscape
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James Cutmore is the picture editor of BBC Science Focus Magazine, researching striking images for the magazine and on the website. He is also has a passion for taking his own photographs