Friday, 22 March 2013


 Nature on display, in some its most dramatic forms, throughout Australia. 
Freddie Reese
Some are terrifying, some are awe inspiring - all are beautiful.
These images, showing the elements at their wildest and most magnificent, have been released in a new calendar.
Each year the
Bureau of Meteorology and Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society organises a competition for the best weather pictures
Have a great day!

January: An electrical storm perfectly complements fireworks launched to mark Australia Day 2012 celebrations in Perth, in a stunning shot by Matthew Titmanis

February: A thunderstorm sweeps over the Melbourne suburb of Carrum Downs, captured by Flavio Bonicelli

March: Sunset highlights streets of stratocumulus over Buninyong, central Victoria by Keith Day

April: Majesty and threat - A cumulonimbus with anvil seen beyond wind turbines at Burra, SA by photographer Helen Simpson

May: Ship in sea fog off McCrae, Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, by photographer Meredith Banhidi

June: In the wake of a thunderstorm, hail blankets paddocks at Marong, Victoria by John Allen

July: A squall line associated with a thunderstorm over Era Beach, south of Sydney by photographer Bruce Cooper

August: The ethereal beauty of a mist bow and fog at Mount Anne in Tasmania by Grant Dixon

September: A massive dust storm rolls over the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary in the northern Flinders Ranges of South Australia, in this stunning photograph by Peter MacDonald

October: A thunderstorm threatens the Gold Coast, Queensland by photographer Ann Van Breemen

November: The shadows of cumulus clouds dapple the parallel dunes of the Simpson Desert by Steve Strike

December: Lightning illuminates a cumulonimbus cloud over Corio Bay, Victoria by James Collier
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Jack Fender said...

Awesome pictures Freddie, thanks for posting them.

Del said...

I like the atmosphere in the June picture and the September picture reminds me of Libya. When one of those storms blew in from the desert we would fill up our mess cans with water from a trailer and, by the time we'd returned to the billet to shave, it looked like blood. Even a mess tin of tea would look pink. Oh, happy days.

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