Weather Photographer of the Year announced

The winners of this years Weather Photographer of the Year competition were reveiled on  17 October, at RMetS WeatherLive: Past, Present and Future – Celebrating 170 years of the Royal Meteorological Society.

Rudolf Sulgan’s image, Blizzard, showing Brooklyn Bridge in New York, has been announced the winner of the Royal Meteorological Society’s Weather Photographer of the Year 2020, in association with AccuWeather.

Blizzard, Rudolf Sulgan, Weather Photographer of the Year 2020
Blizzard, Rudolf Sulgan, Weather Photographer of the Year 2020

Of a shortlist of 26 images chosen from over 7,700 entered into the competition, Blizzard was chosen as the overall winner by an esteemed panel of judges.

Young Weather Photographer of the Year 2020

The Young Weather Photographer of the Year 2020 (17 and under category) was awarded to 17-year-old Kolesnik Stephanie Sergeevna, from Russia, with her image Frozen Life.

Frozen Life by old Kolesnik Stephanie Sergeevna, Russia: Young Weather Photographer of the year 2020
Frozen Life by old Kolesnik Stephanie Sergeevna, Russia: Young Weather Photographer of the year 2020

Kolesnik said: “The photo is of a leaf stuck in the ice. I wanted to take this shot because it is a “part of sunny Summer frozen in ice”. Time seems to have stopped for this leaf.”

More details on the competition and the runners-up are available at RMetS’s Weather Photographer of the Year 2020 – Winners Announced


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