Incredible photographs capturing nature’s awesome beauty from a furious Russian blizzard to the mysterious Northern Lights
International Society of Nature and Wildlife Photographers’ Weather Watch winners have been revealed
The winning entrant captured a breathtaking foggy sunrise against the backdrop of Flecknoe, Warwickshire
Other images include Russian blizzard, misty bluebell wood in English countryside and the Dolomites in Italy
From mist covered bluebells in the English countryside to clouds over the Dolomites in Italy, photographers have captured awe inspiring moments showing the natural world at its finest. The International Society of Nature and Wildlife Photographers challenged entrants to capture Mother Nature at her best at beauty spots around the world. And they didn’t disappoint – with a breathtaking sunset over Sweden, a blizzard in Russia and a cloud inversion in Germany among the contenders for the top spot.
The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers has announced Hamish Scott-Brown as the winner of its annual Weather Watch Photography Competition. He was chosen by judges from more than 230 images entered into the competition. Scott-Brown will receive a 12-month membership to The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP) organisation.
We are all obsessed with it and these pictures show the beauty and power of the weather, from a Russian blizzard to an English misty bluebell wood. They are all winners and runners up in the International Society of Nature and Wildlife Photographers’ Weather Watch photo competition. The overall winner from hundreds of entries was a foggy sunrise in Flecknoe, Warwickshire, captured by 52-year-old snapper Hamish Scott-Brown. Hamish said: “I know there are the die hard landscape photographers who’ll camp up all night in a one man tent and get the ultimate shot – but I’m not one of them. I was scouting locations in and around my homeland of Warwickshire for some ‘journeys’ related to my other business. It was shot at Flecknoe at dawn… I’d seen the weather was going to be a foggy day on that December morning.”
Phil Jones, the Societies’ CEO, adds: “Hamish’s image captured the theme wonderfully, with the beautiful sense of feeling from the image as the sun is rising through the fog.”
Runners up in the competition were Antony Zacharias, from London, and Peter Jones, from the Nottinghamshire. Both runners up won six-month memberships.