A photographer from the UK has beaten weather-watchers from 119 countries to the title of Weather Photographer of the Year 2022 with a dramatic picture of waves breaking over a lighthouse during Storm Eunice. Christopher Ison’s image won him first place in the 7th annual competition run by the Royal Meteorological Society. Winners were declared across three categories, for adults, for the under 18s and those shooting on a mobile phone. Winners of the adult and phone sections received £500 each, a year’s membership of the Society and a Canon SELPHY CP1300 printer, as well as a book on smartphone photography by Jo Bradford for the winner of the public vote.
The winning images will also be used in a calendar.
The Royal Meteorological Society is a charity owned by its members and was founded on Wednesday 3 April 1850 as ‘The British Meteorological Society’ with the aim of ‘the advancement and extension of meteorological science by determining the laws of climate and of meteorological phenomena in general’.