The best weather photography of 2011, courtesy of Weatherwise
These sublime images of North America's weather snagged awards in Weatherwise's prestigious annual photo contest. (Reprinted with permission from the publisher.)
Winner: Rainbow with anticrepuscular rays
O'Leary stole the Grand Prize with her shot of a rainbow pierced with anticrepuscular rays (shafts of light that converge in the skies the opposite direction from the sun) in East Sandwich, Mass.