Pedestrians braving the snow on the Brooklyn bridge wins Weather Photographer ...

The Royal Meteorological Society has announced the winners of its annual weather photography competition.

Rudolf Sulgan of New York was named the UK association's Weather Photographer of the Year for his image, 'Blizzard,' depicting pedestrians braving blistering winds and snow on the Brooklyn Bridge. 

Sulgan said the toughest part of getting the shot, aside from the chilling temperature, was the frequent changes in available light.  

Alexey Trofimov was voted the Public Favorite for 'Baikal Treasure,' which reveals the almost turquoise ice on Siberia's Lake Baikal, the world's deepest and largest freshwater lake.

'The light that the sun gave, refracting in blocks of ice, caught my attention and made me take this picture,' Trofimov said.

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Another Russian, Kolesnik Stephanie Sergeevna, was named Young Weather Photographer of the Year, with 'Frozen Life,' which Sergeevna describes as 'part of sunny summer frozen in ice.' 

The fifth annual contest, hosted by the society in association with AccuWeather, drew more than 7,700 submissions from over 2,600 photographers around the globe.

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Rudolf Sulgan of New York was named the UK association's Weather Photographer of the Year for his image, 'Blizzard,' depicting pedestrians braving blistering winds and snow on the Brooklyn Bridge

Rudolf Sulgan of New York was named the UK association's Weather Photographer of the Year for his image, 'Blizzard,' depicting pedestrians braving blistering winds and snow on the Brooklyn Bridge

Their works depicted weather in all its awesomeness, and terror - from a rainbow shining over a pony in Swansea, Wales, to a tornado tearing through rural Colorado.

From them, 26 finalists were announced in August, with the winner and runner-ups in each category announced at a virtual event on October 17.

'Weather is consistently on people's minds because it impacts so much of our daily lives,' the organization said. 'It also lends itself fantastically to photography.'

Sulgan's winning photograph will appear in the society's annual calendar. 

Alexey Trofimov was voted Public Favorite for this shot of the turquoise ice of Siberia's Lake Baikal as it glistened underneath a blanket of snow. 'The light that the sun gave, refracting in blocks of ice, caught my attention and made me take this picture,' Trofimov said

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Alexey Trofimov was voted Public Favorite for this shot of the turquoise ice of Siberia's Lake Baikal as it glistened underneath a blanket of snow. 'The light that the sun gave, refracting in blocks of ice, caught my attention and made me take this picture,' Trofimov said

'I was waiting for two hours for the cloud to arrive and then it made a real mess', said Second runner-up Maja Kraljik of the shelf cloud she shot over the harbor in Umag, Croatia

'I was waiting for two hours for the cloud to arrive and then it made

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