The Europhotometeo 2022 is now open for submission: EPM2022 registration page
On the initiative of the Spanish Meteorological Society AME, the EMS announced the first European photo competition on meteorological phenomena – Europhotometeo (EPM) – in 2009. Following the huge interest in 2009 it was agreed to continue the competition. The competition is managed by an organising committee chaired by the coordinator Fernando Bullón (AME). The winning entries are determined by the votes of a jury consisting of the Presidents of all EMS Member Societies and the members of the EMS Council. For the full details see the Terms & conditions .
The 148 photos selected for the the Europhotometeo 2020 are accessible in the EPM2020 Photo Gallery.
Winners and Top Ten of Europhotometeo competitions 2012 – 2020
Huge Mammatus clouds over a small village in bavaria before sunset.
Location: Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany
Equipment: Nikon D810 with Sigma 14mm 1.8 lense. Rollei lion rock 20 Tripod
Awesome Northern Lights captured in Iceland, in November 2018, in the vicinity of a river, on a cold night at -7ºc: great show.
Equipment: Canon EOS 6D MARKII, objetive SIGMA 14MM F/1,8, external trigger, tripod
Hoarfrost after the freezing fog.
Location: Lower Austria
Equipment: Fuji Xe 1
Tatry mountains in the clouds
I was delighted to see the mountains surrounded by clouds at sunrise.
Location: Tatry Mountains, Poland
Equipment: Canon 5DIV, 28 mm, Canon 24-70, 1/160 sec, 2.8, ISO 8000
Rocks and clouds
Aerial shot flying over Montserrat Mountain in Catalonia with Cessna 172 N at 3.500 feet the last 30th April 2019 at evening.
Location: Montserrat Mountain, Catalonia, Spain
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon Lens EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/320 sec., f/5,6 at 45 mm, ISO 100
Zeus over Athens
A very active single – cell storm moved towards Athens city on 12/06/2019 …
Location: Athens, Greece
Equipment: Nikon D7200 , 13 sec, single shot, ISO 100 , f/8, FL: 55mm, Lense: Nikkor 55-200mm f/4 – 5.6, Benro tripod
It is a photograph of Mt. Fuji in Japan.
A mysterious cloud appears around Mt. Fuji.
Location: Fujinomiya, Japan
Equipment: Sony ILCE-7M3, FE16-35mm F4 ZA OSS
The Zugspitze with a crown
Location: Ehrwald to Tyrol, Austria
Equipment: Canon 5D Mark III with Canon EF 4/17-40 mm L
Snowflake in the moss
Very nice structured snowflake in the snow shower in Czech Republic, -3°C
Location: Podbořany, Czech Republic
Equipment: Nikon D7200 + 12mm+20mm extension tube, reverse ring and nikkor 35mm/f2.0 Af-D
Ciprian Ionut Burloiu
Storm of Hope
A man relaxing by the sea, without seeming to care about the approaching huge storm front.
Location: Porto Sant Elpidio, Italy
Equipment: Canon 80D; Canon EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Clouds coming: The scenery from the top of the mountains was extremely changeable. It was different from one second to the next. Everything around me was moving fast. We conducted a series of frames but it seems that the best complements heaven and earth.
Location: French Alps
Equipment: Nikon D5000 + Nikon AF-S 70-300mm
Julio Herrera Menéndez
Storm: After scouting locations I liked this because of the strong waves that passed behind the lighthouse.
Location: Cantabria, Spain
Equipment: Nikon D810, 400mm 5.6 Tokina, tripodManfrato
Esteban Cabrera Mendez
Path of trade winds
Location: Canary Islands
Equipment: Canon 500 D + tripode
Mediterranean Winter Monster
Location: Montgat (Barcelona), Spain
Equipment: Camera: Canon EOS 550d/ Optics: Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm f1.8
The perfect supercell: Magic evening with a wonderful isolated LP supercell at the blue hour.
Location: Kansas, near Selden
Equipment: Canon 7D Mark II + Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Rubén del Campo
Asperitas clouds over Tenerife: Impressive asperitas clouds were observed from Izaña Atmospheric Observatory.
Location: Izaña Atmospheric Observatory, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
Equipment: Pentax K-5 II f8 1/60 88mm
Cuillin rainbow: This perfect rainbow appeared during a short break in one of the many rain showers.
Location: Isle of Skye, UK
Equipment: Nikon D800 DSLR, 17-35mm lens, polariser and ND grad filters
Orogenic clouds at sunset in Es Vedra Island (Ibiza).
Location: Cala d’Hort – Ibiza Island – Spain
Equipment: Nikon D7000, nikon 17-55 mm, tripod.
Nubes fantasma: I took the picture of these clouds on a cold wave in the Pirenees when …
Location: Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park (Spain)
Equipment: Canon 6D, canon 16-35 f/2’8 II, polarized filter, tripod, ND -0’6
Juan Ortiz Rivas
1000 meters above sea level
Location: Málaga, Spain
Equipment: Nikon D700+Sigma DG 17-35 2.8-4 and tripod
Snow-Cloud directly over Lake Constance: That was a very special Cloud-Formation over Lake Constance –
Location: above Rorschacherberg, Switzerland
Equipment: Nikon D800 / Nikon 17-35 f/2.8 by 17mm, no Filters
Lightning alley: Just before midnight, the sky has become awesome!
Location: Chemin Jura France
Equipment: Canon 5d mark3 17-40mm
Aurora Borealis over Jökulsarlon
Location: Jökulsarlon, Iceland
Equipment: Nikon D800, Nikkor 14-18mm/2.8, Gitzo Tripod, Remote Control
Lunar Halo: Lunar Halo – an amazing natural phenomenon.
Location: Russia, Murmansk region, the Upper Reservoir.
Equipment: Nikon D-800
Location: Mérignac, France
Equipment: Canon EOS 6D with lens Canon 24-105 mm
Rough sea: A giant wave during a seastorm in Italy.
Location: Varigotti, Italy
Equipment: Canon Eos 5dMkII, Canon Ef 70-200 f/4L USM
Location: Rarau Mountains, ROMANIA
Equipment: Nikon D5000, Tamron 70-300 mm, PLC filter, tripod.
Ground Halo: The photo shows an unusual ground halo, not previously seen by me.
Location: Loch Kinord, near Dinnet, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Equipment: Canon EOS500D camera with 25mm lens at f/11 and 1/400s
The independence day: While on storm chasing expeditions in the Tornado Alley in USA …
Location: Julesburg, Colorado, USA
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D mark II, Canon 24-105mm L f/4 IS USM
Cosmic Snake: Aurora gently meandering towards the norwegian sea.
Location: Kvaløya Island, near Tromsø, Norway
Equipment: Sony Alpha 700, Tamron 17-50
The Land of Fairy Tales
Location: AsiagoPlateau, Italy
Ivan Medina Delli
Loacation: Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Broken Spectre from the Cliffs of Moher
Location: Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare, Ireland