Tim Moxon’s photo “Tornado on show” captured an “epic display of nature” and won him the title of Weather Photographer of the Year for 2016. The Royal Meterological Society and the The Royal Photographic Society of Britain joined forces for the inaugural contest, selecting winners from more than 800 entries.
A classic severe weather setup in the high plains of Colorado near the town of Wray yielded “one of the most photogenic tornadoes of the year,” according to Moxon. “We were just ahead of the storm as the tornado started and tracked with it as it grew from a fine funnel to a sizeable cone tornado.
Check out the winning images and finalists from the under 16s and 17 and older categories.