Sunday, June 30, 2013

 
 
 
 
 
THE BRUTALITY AND BEAUTY OF AUSTRALIA'S CHANGING SEASONS
 

 

 

 

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


 

 



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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