8 Croatian Photos in Calendar of 70 from World Meteorological Organisation

Lauren Simmonds

As Morski writes on the 4th of October, 2020, the World Meteorological Organisation, a specialised organisation of the United Nations (UN), is once again opening a vote this year for photos that will enter their impressive calendar for the year 2021, as many as 8 Croatian photos have found themselves among the chosen few.

More than 1,100 people entered the competition, exhibiting photography from all over the world, these are amazing motifs that fit into the motto “Ocean, our climate and weather” which is the theme of the World Meteorological Day 2021, reports Dalmacija Danas.

This year, the WMO celebrates its 70th anniversary, and the jury selected 70 photographs, with Croatian photos being among them, that best reflect regional meteorological diversity according to specific criteria.

Voting has already begun on WMO social media; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and you can cast your votes until October the 31st, 2020. The final selection will be made on the basis of votes on social networks, but also the evaluation of an expert jury consisting of professional photographers, meteorologists, scientists who study the atmosphere and the sea. Thus, 13 winning photos will be selected to enter the calendar; they will have one photo each month plus a calendar cover photo. In addition to the calendar, the photos will be promoted through social networks. Competitions for the World Meteorological Organisation calendar have been successfully held since back in 2014.

All these years, the Republic Croatia has been the most represented country when it comes to registered and selected photos. This year, Croatia is the most represented, and, as stated out of 70 amazing photos, 8 Croatian photos are deservedly present among the best. The authors are Sandro Puncet, Sime Baresic, Zrinka Balabanic, Maja Kraljik, Mislav Bilic and Zoran Stanko.

Below you can see some of the Croatian photos with their original English descriptions that are listed in the competition.

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