The Royal Meteorological Society (RMS) has announced the winner of its Weather Photographer of the Year award, with lightning strikes and billowing storms among the top entries. Gareth Mon Jones won the overall prize for his image of a cloud inversion filling the valley beneath him in Snowdonia.
“Above My Expectations”. The overall winning image was taken by Gareth Mon Jones at dawn in Snowdonia, north-west Wales. (Photo by Gareth Mon Jones/2019 Weather Photographer of the Year/RMetS) Continue reading »
Imagine you got stuck in ice while it’s -35°C weather around you? To us it seems like pure horror, and that was exactly how this little cat felt. The poor little cat crawled under a car at night to keep warm and sleep under it’s warm engine, but as the car went on its own way in the morning she was left stuck in ice with all of it’s four paws. Continue reading »
This Is Truly Heavenly Weather As Pictures Taken From An Airplane Cockpit Reveal What Pilots See From Above
An incredible view of thunderstorms light up the insides of clouds near a beautiful sky line. It looks like at cruising altitude the weather really hots up, with the flight deck revealing some amazing scenes. Thunderstorms light up the insides of clouds, lightening streaks across the sky like cracks in a windscreen, the northern lights sweep uninterrupted across the sky and the galaxy stretches on forever. The pictures were captured by senior first officer Christiaan van Heijst, a 33-year-old from the Netherlands, and his friend Daan Krans. Continue reading »
Sprite Lightning by Ben Cherry. “Taken while trying to photograph the milkyway and a pulsing lightning storm for off the coast of Costa Rica on the Pacific side. Midway through the 30 second exposure this shaft of light launched up into the atmosphere, this is called a sprite strike. It was the only one I saw and it was a very special experience”. (Photo by Ben Cherry/Weather Photographer of the Year 2016) Continue reading »
Tatu Gustafsson’s four-year-long Weather camera self-portraits project is an exercise in relinquishing artistic control. As a photography student, he found that he “didn’t really like the control that photographer has when he or she is taking a picture.” Continue reading »
Though the Atacama Desert in Chile is one of the driest places on the planet, it’s hardly recognizable at the moment. The typically barren landscape is absolutely covered in a vibrant floral bed. The most prominent characteristic of the area is its total lack of precipitation, yet exceptions do occur and plants and animals take advantage of these changes, bursting into action. This phenomenon of dormant or hibernating seeds blooming the spring after large rainfall is also known as “desierto forido,” or flowering desert.
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Ken Kawamoto, a software engineer by day and gadget inventor by night, likes to “break the barrier between the digital world and the real world ,” and he has done just that with his latest invention – the Tempescope. This little box can create real raindrops and clouds and simulate lightning and sunlight to show you the weather forecast or real-time weather display. Continue reading »
1. Commuters make a sub-zero trek, causing glasses to fog up, to offices in the Loop in Chicago. Temperatures in the city dipped to -16 degree Fahrenheit Monday morning on the heals of a polar vortex that has swept into the Midwest bringing with it dangerously cold temperatures not seen in the area in about 20 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Continue reading »
A woman struggles with an umbrella in the wind and rain while walking in Derby city centre, on December 23, 2013. (Photo by Rui Vieira/PA Wire) Continue reading »
Europe has been hit hard by extreme cold and snow, causing power outages, frozen water pipes and the widespread closure of schools, nurseries, airports, bus routes and tourist attractions.
A buoy layer makes its way through sheets of floating ice on the river Oder at the German-Polish border near Hohenwutzen, eastern Germany. The German part of the river had to be closed for traffic on January 31. (Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/dapd) Continue reading »
Temperatures have plunged in parts of Europe and further east. Among the hardest hit countries is Ukraine, where as many as 30 people have died on snow-covered streets, in hospitals and in their own homes in the past four days. Parts of France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Turkey have all seen heavy snowfalls.
A train makes its way through the snow-covered forest of Harz national park near Schierke, Germany. (Jens Schlueter/AP) Continue reading »
Giant light installations illuminated the north face of the Jungfrau Mountain in Switzerland on Wednesday night and through the wee hours on Thursday, as the weather was favorable for hosting the light show, which is a part of the celebrations to mark the centenary year of Jungfrau railway.
The light installations, first put on show by artist Gerry Hofstetter on Jan. 1, attracted much international attention and a second illumination is now planned for this week, according to a statement released by the Jungfrau Mountain Railway authority on Jan. 11.
Light projections illuminate the north face of the Jungfrau mountain, next to the Eiger (L) and Moench (C) mountains, in the Bernese Oberland Jan. 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann) Continue reading »
Helen Mitchell, 24, from Newcastle smells a rose in a garden in Regents Park on September 27, 2011 in London, England. Much of the UK is enjoying a late spell of hot weather which is expected to last into next week. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe) Continue reading »
Beach goers feed pigeons in Mumbai where a cargo ship ran aground due to rough weather June 12. The 175-meter-long ship named Wisdom, which was being tugged to the Alang scrapyard in Gujarat from Colombo, broke away due to rough weather and drifted its way to the Mumbai coast last night, local media reported. (Danish Siddiqui / Reuters). Click to zoom.
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