A u2018stunningu2019 image depicting an intense storm over the Texas-New Mexico border has won the Epson International Pano Awards 2012, a contest dedicated to panoramic photography.


Picture credit: Craig Bill

Captured by American photographer Craig Bill, the image – called ‘Tempest’ – beat almost 4,000 entries to take the top prize in the Open section of the competition.

The winner said he captured the lightning over a 15-20 minute period, and photographed the moon rising later that evening before ‘fusing’ the images into one.

Triumphing in the Amateur category was Sergey Semenov from Russia, with an aerial shot of Central Park in New York.

  • Dr. Bhupesh C. Little

    Wow stunning shot of a storm. I have been willing to take a nice lightening shot all my life but never ot a chance to shoot a good one. Kudos !