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Wild and Wonderful: Winning weather photos of 2016

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 20: I have been chasing Storms since 1989. I first chased in the USA in 2000 and 2013 was my 12th trip and also my most memorable; 8 Tornados including Moore and El Reno, this Storm in Nebraska was so beautiful taking on many forms during its life ending with one of the most spectacular shows I have ever witnessed and had the pleasure to photograph. It shows a ‘Barber Pole’ structure corkscrew updraft into this supercell during its end cycle still spitting lighting and growling in the dark, a truly wonderful sight and experience I will never forget.

The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) and The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) has jointly launched their annual 2017 Weather Photographer and Young Weather Photographer of the Year awards. The second edition of the competition invites entries from professionals as well as amateurs across the globe with photographs depicting weather and its impact on humans and natural landscape. The entries will be judged by a panel of meteorologists, photographers and photo editors, and the winners will be declared later in 2017.

In the meanwhile, let's take a look at the winners and finalists of 2016.

Pictured: 'Mama Factory' by finalist Stephen Lansdell

© Stephen Lansdell/RMet-RPS Weather Photographer of the Year 2016
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