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The 2016 Photo Contest

GRAND PRIZE

Fred Wasmer, Gainesville, Florida, USA

A jet aircraft flying underneath a bank of mammatus clouds.

FIRST PRIZE

William Hark, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Spectacular anti-crepuscular rays play on the horizon.

SECOND PRIZE

Denny Barnes, Stayron, Oregon, USA

A circumhorizontal arc below a halo and its circumscribed halo, photographed on a warm sunny day a few miles south of Frenchglen in southeast Oregon.

SECOND PRIZE

Fred Wasmer Gainesville, Florida, USA

A blue-green hailstorm with an arc cloud over a farmhouse.

THIRD PRIZE

Marcus Prazniak, El Cerrito, California, USA

Three dust devils in different stages of development churn their way across the Mud Lake playa southeast of Tonopah, Nevada. Photographed on May 29, 2015.

THIRD PRIZE

Paul Dawson, Boise, Idaho, USA

This photo of a colorful corona with icicles was taken on February 1, 2013 at Bogus Basin Ski area near Boise, Idaho.

THIRD PRIZE

Paul Dawson, Boise, Idaho, USA

A banner cloud, wave clouds, and lenticular clouds over the Teton Mountain Range. Photographed at Targhee ski area in Wyoming on December 26, 2013.

HONORABLE MENTION

Henry Reges, Ft. Collins, Colorado, USA

Cumulonimbus with rain shaft over Orlando, Florida.

HONORABLE MENTION

Nathan Gates, Longwood, Florida, USA

Two planets in the evening sky and a thunderstorm. Photographed in Longwood, Florida.

HONORABLE MENTION

Peggy Chandler, Larkspur, Colorado, USA

Ice feathers photographed in Larkspur, Colorado, at 6:30 a.m. on March 27, 2016. The temperature was 10°F.

HONORABLE MENTION

Jan Curtis, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA

A cloud shape that resembles an apple was photographed on November 3, 2015 near Cheyenne, Wyoming. The event lasted for more than 20 minutes as the cloud drifted to the northeast.

HONORABLE MENTION

David Swindler, Kanab, Utah, USA

Aurora over Abraham Lake, Alberta, Canada.

HONORABLE MENTION

Laura Hedien, Grayslake, Illinois, USA

Beautiful supercell near the Montana, South Dakota, and North Dakota borders dropped a funnel cloud late in the evening of June 21, 2015.

HONORABLE MENTION

Benjamin Jordan, Laie, Hawaii, USA

Crepuscular rays provide a stunning display over the South Pacific Ocean.

HONORABLE MENTION

Frank Wells, Santa Rita, Guam

Crepuscular rays and the moon over Guam. Photographed on September 1, 2015.

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