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The 2014 Photo Contest

It's that time of year again, when some of the best weather photographers around submit their entries for the annual Weatherwise Photo Contest! As in years past, we had a challenging job picking the best images, but in the end, our illustrious judges chose 14 photos that do a spectacular job of illustrating the power, beauty, and excitement of weather. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we do, and congratulations to all of our winners!

GRAND PRIZE

Marcus Prazniak, El Cerrito, California, USA

Green flash. Taken in Albany, California, in December 2013.

 

FIRST PRIZE

Tony Bergantino, Laramie, Wyoming, USA

Severe thunderstorm and mammatus over the Laramie Range. Taken in Laramie, Wyoming, on May 27, 2014.

 

SECOND PRIZE

Michael Garfield, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, USA

Icing due to freezing rain. Taken in Conover, Wisconsin, on December 24, 2013.

 

SECOND PRIZE

Marcus Prazniak, El Cerrito, California, USA

Crepuscular rays. Taken in Sparks, Nevada, in September 2013

 

THIRD PRIZE

Jan Curtis, Gresham, Oregon, USA

Cumulonimbus clouds with shadow on nearby anvil. Taken near Santa Fe, New Mexico, on March 25, 2014.

 

THIRD PRIZE

Nathan Gates, Longwood, Florida, USA

Turbulent underside of an arcus cloud. Taken in Sanford, Florida, on September 24, 2013.

 


 

THIRD PRIZE

Megan O'Leary, Sandwich, Massachusetts, USA

Thunderstorm clouds over Cape Cod Bay. Taken in East Sandwich, Massachusetts, in August 2013.


 

HONORABLE MENTION

Frank Wells, Santa Rita, Guam

Breaking wave during a winter storm. Photo taken in Guam on February 19, 2013.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Scott L. Caldwell, Milton, Indiana, USA

Approaching storm front. Photo taken in early morning on June 13, 2013, in Connersville, Indiana.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Tom Adams, Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA

Kelvin Helmholtz waves over Swampscott, Massachusetts. Taken on November 6, 2013.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Jan Curtis, Gresham, Oregon, USA

Double rainbow. Taken near Santa Fe, New Mexico, on August 18, 2013.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Bruce Ahler, Viburnum, Missouri, USA

Lenticular clouds near Viburnum, Missouri. The darker seam is the result of a lower dew point. Taken on March 11, 2014.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Nathan Gates, Longwood, Florida, USA

Lake Monroe lightning storm, Sanford, Florida. Taken on May 23, 2013.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Rick Schmidt, Topeka, Kansas, USA

Kansas tornado. Taken in 2012.

 

 

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