2016 Photo Contest, Nature, 1st prize

Storm Front on Bondi Beach


Rohan Kelly

The Daily Telegraph

06 November, 2015

A massive shelf cloud moves towards Bondi Beach.

The cloud was part of a weather front that brought violent thunderstorms, with local media reporting damaging winds, hailstones the size of golf balls, and heavy rainfall. Shelf clouds are low cloud banks often with smooth or layered surfaces, and black, turbulent bases.

About the photographer

Rohan Kelly

Rohan Kelly grew up on a farm in Western Australia and, after a stint at university, returned to work on the family property. Picking up a camera for a holiday to Africa, he was ...

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