The above photo was taken by Captain Tim Ruttledge. Here’s what he wrote on his Flickr page which is a place the you should visit because he’s a talented photographer:
Snow storm off the coast of Utsira, Norway last night. The wind was blowing a gale into the bargain and we were rolling like a dog on wet grass, I fired up the starboard searchlight to check the main deck and saw a lot of wet snow flakes flying towards me, tried to catch the effect on a longish exposure.
Tim also has a great blog called Tim’s Times and you can read a little more about this photo there too. Snow, storms and seasickness (December 25, 2009)