Winners of the 2020 Weather Photographer have been announced

Date:19 October 2020 Author: Kyro Mitchell

The winners of the 2020 Weather Photographer of the year, hosted by The Royal Meteorological Society, have been announced, providing us with some spectacular images of nature at its finest. This years winner was Rudolf Sulgan and his image called “Blizzard.” A picture of citizens walking across New York’s Brooklyn Bridge during a severe snow storm.

Take a look at the image below:

Picture: RUDOLF SULGAN

Sulgan was awarded R10,619, a HERO8 Go Pro, and one year of membership to the Royal Meteorological Society for his award-winning image.

After hearing he had won the 2020 Weather Photographer of the year, Rudolf said, “I made this image in 2018, during a strong blizzard as El Nino’s periodic warming of water often disrupts normal weather patterns. My main concern and inspiration are that my images hopefully do a small part in combating climate change.”

The first runner up in the competition went to photographer Vu Trung Huan and his image titled “Tea Hills.” Huan’s image was taken at the Long Coc tea hills in Phu Tho Province, Vietnam and shows and endless sea of tea hills covered in a thin layer of mist.

Take a look at the image below: 

Picture: VU TRUNG HUAN

 

The second runner up in the competition went to photographer Maja Kralijik for his image titled “Monster”. The image was taken in Croatia and shows an ominous looking cloud forming of the city of Umag in Croatia.

Take a look at the image below: 

Picture: MAJA KRALJIK

 

Click here to view the full list of winners, including Young Weather Photographer of the Year and Public favourite.

Picture RUDOLF SULGAN/ The Royal Meteorological Society

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