Ever seen a perfect rainbow? This is Weather Photographer of the Year 2021

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(Image credit: Dani Agus Purnomo)

This year’s shortlist for Weather Photographer of the Year 2021 has just been announced – now you can help decide the winner. More than 8,900 photographs have been whittled down to just 21, showcasing the magic and might of natural phenomena. 

Over 3,300 photographers from 114 countries entered this year’s competition. Submissions depicted everything from dramatic clouds and majestic rainbows, to ethereal lightning storms and even the consequences of climate change. Images were shot on cameras as varied as a Nikon D3200, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and an Olympus PEN-F, proving that amazing imagery isn't all about the latest kit.

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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.