Capturing the force of nature – winners of Weather Photographer of the Year 2021

Giulio Montini Weather photographer of the year 2021
(Image credit: © Giulio Montini - Weather Photographer of the Year 2021)

The Royal Meteorological Society has just announced the winners for Weather Photographer of the Year 2021. More than 8,900 photos were submitted by more than 3,300 photographers from 114 countries but the top prize was won by Italian photographer Giulio Montini.

A spectacular image taken from a small church on a hilltop in the town of Airuno, in the Lecco province of Italy captured the judges attention. Giulio Montini explains, "The photo can only be taken from one point… Under the mist passes the river Adda. In the autumn months on some days, it is possible to see this show with the first lights of sunrise. After 20 minutes, everything is over."

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.