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Pedestrians braving the snow on the Brooklyn bridge wins Weather Photographer of the Year

Rudolf Sulgan of New York was named the UK association's Weather Photographer of the Year for his image, 'Blizzard,' depicting pedestrians braving blistering winds and snow on the Brooklyn Bridge
Rudolf Sulgan of New York was named the UK association’s Weather Photographer of the Year for his image, ‘Blizzard,’ depicting pedestrians braving blistering winds and snow on the Brooklyn Bridge

Alexey Trofimov was voted Public Favorite for this shot of the turquoise ice of Siberia's Lake Baikal as it glistened underneath a blanket of snow. 'The light that the sun gave, refracting in blocks of ice, caught my attention and made me take this picture,' Trofimov said
Alexey Trofimov was voted Public Favorite for this shot of the turquoise ice of Siberia’s Lake Baikal as it glistened underneath a blanket of snow. ‘The light that the sun gave, refracting in blocks of ice, caught my attention and made me take this picture,’ Trofimov said

'I was waiting for two hours for the cloud to arrive and then it made a real mess', said Second runner-up Maja Kraljik of the shelf cloud she shot over the harbor in Umag, Croatia
‘I was waiting for two hours for the cloud to arrive and then it made a real mess’, said Second runner-up Maja Kraljik of the shelf cloud she shot over the harbor in Umag, Croatia

Runner-up Vu Trung Huan photographed the Phu Tho, Vietnam's LongCoc Tea Hill draped in fog at sunrise. Every winter tourists flock to the small hills covered in tea farms
Runner-up Vu Trung Huan photographed the Phu Tho, Vietnam’s LongCoc Tea Hill draped in fog at sunrise. Every winter tourists flock to the small hills covered in tea farms  

Young Weather Photographer of the Year Kolesnik Stephanie Sergeevna says time seeming to have stopped for this leaf, photographed in Shakhty, Russia
Young Weather Photographer of the Year Kolesnik Stephanie Sergeevna says time seeming to have stopped for this leaf, photographed in Shakhty, Russia

'In the wake of storm Jorge and after a thunderous hailstorm, a full beautiful rainbow appeared behind the semi-feral ponies of Cefn Bryn Common,' said photographer Joann Randles of his pastoral shot in Swansea, Wales
‘In the wake of storm Jorge and after a thunderous hailstorm, a full beautiful rainbow appeared behind the semi-feral ponies of Cefn Bryn Common,’ said photographer Joann Randles of his pastoral shot in Swansea, Wales

This photograph of clouds above El Chalten, a small mountain village in Argentina, was taken by Francisco Javier Negroni Rodriguez. 'Only for a moment the clouds allowed me to see El Chalten and to my surprise there was a spectacular and brilliant lenticular cloud with a beautiful and perfect figure that I had never seen,' Negroni said
This photograph of clouds above El Chalten, a small mountain village in Argentina, was taken by Francisco Javier Negroni Rodriguez. ‘Only for a moment the clouds allowed me to see El Chalten and to my surprise there was a spectacular and brilliant lenticular cloud with a beautiful and perfect figure that I had never seen,’ Negroni said

Tori Jane Ostberg braved the elements to take this photo of an EF2 tornado tearing through a rural Colorado field after destroying a home.

Abdul Momin used a drone to capture a drought-ravaged field in Chittagong, Bangladesh. 'In some areas farmers can't even use water pumps to irrigate their lands," Momin said. 'During the drought season people usually take fields as shortcuts to go from one village to another.'

The submissions showed the extremes of weather phenomenon. At left, Tori Jane Ostberg shot a class two tornado tearing through a rural Colorado field. At right, Abdul Momin used a drone to capture a drought-ravaged field in Chittagong, Bangladesh

Photographer Lauren Hedien took to Yellowstone National Park in January to capture this image of a snow-covered bison at sunrise. 'It was near zero degrees Fahrenheit,' Hedien recalls. 'We came around the corner in our snow coach and saw this magnificent bison just sauntering down the road as if they owned the park- and they do! '
Photographer Lauren Hedien took to Yellowstone National Park in January to capture this image of a snow-covered bison at sunrise. ‘It was near zero degrees Fahrenheit,’ Hedien recalls. ‘We came around the corner in our snow coach and saw this magnificent bison just sauntering down the road as if they owned the park- and they do! ‘ 

Coming in second in the Young Weather Photographer category was Emma Rose Karsten, with 'Surf's Up,' depicting a 'huge awesome cloud' in the parking lot of her Wildwood, Missouri, high school
Coming in second in the Young Weather Photographer category was Emma Rose Karsten, with ‘Surf’s Up,’ depicting a ‘huge awesome cloud’ in the parking lot of her Wildwood, Missouri, high school

In Andrew McCaren's 'Wet Damn' a visitor in a bright red coat contrasts dramatically with sheets of water cascading down the walls of Wet Sleddale Dam in Cumbria, England
In Andrew McCaren’s ‘Wet Damn’ a visitor in a bright red coat contrasts dramatically with sheets of water cascading down the walls of Wet Sleddale Dam in Cumbria, England 

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