In the Blizzard:
The mountain module in Vologda, northern Russia, is the only place where it is possible to wait out the blizzard and very severe weather.
Image Credit: Photograph by © Vladimir Kochkin / National Geographic Photo Contest
Lightning fills the sky during an electrical storm over Kingscliff in New South Wales.
Image Credit: Photograph by ABC Open contributor Ryan Fowler Photography
An abandoned house set against a bruised summer sky near Denton, Nebraska in the United States of America crackles with atmospheric electricity.
The phenomenon in this composite image—four shots taken within 20 minutes—is often called cloud-to-cloud lightning.
Image Credit: Photograph by Erik Johnson
Electroluminescent light shapes installed in the otherworldly landscapes of Iceland by German artists Tarek Mawad and Friedrich van Schoor, also known as 3hund.
The geometric shapes, sharp lines and luminous spheres have an eerie effect as the camera pans around the valleys and mountains before encountering the luminous forms that seem alien.
The installations were created in real time, without the use of CGI, by using electroluminescent wires and shapes placed on a rock surface or suspended in the air using a kite or drone.
Chicago photographer Mike Meyers shot some amazing views of the windy city this winter, capturing unusual ice patterns on Lake Michigan, trains blasting through snow, and skyscrapers swallowed by clouds.
Meyers shares more of his cityscape photography on his website and also sells a number of photos
This slightly angry looking currawong braved the snow at Cradle Mountain in Tasmania.
Currawongs are three species of medium-sized passerine birds belonging to the genus Strepera in the family Artamidae native to Australasia.
The common name comes from the call of the familiar pied currawong of eastern Australia and is onomatopoeic. They were formerly known as crow-shrikes or bell-magpies.
Despite their resemblance to crows and ravens, they are only distantly related to the corvidae, instead belonging to an Afro-Asian radiation of birds of superfamily Malaconotoidea. (Wikipedia)
Image Credit: Photograph by ABC Open contributor creech_j