HONOURABLE MENTION: Robert Zappia Seals by Robert Zappia HONOURABLE MENTION: IAN Reichstein ‘Roadside feast’ by Ian Reichstein Our wildlife …
HONOURABLE MENTION: Robert Zappia
Seals by Robert Zappia
HONOURABLE MENTION: IAN Reichstein
‘Roadside feast’ by Ian Reichstein
|Our wildlife challenge revealed that Photo Review readers can be pretty handy with a lens when it comes to capturing the drama of the natural world. We went back and forth on the winner, before settling on Peta Burton’s strangely balletic image of a whale mid-roll. The horizon may be slightly wonky, but we’re inclined to forgive that detail given that Peta was on a pitching, yawing, slewing boat when she grabbed the memorable moment. As our winner Peta will receive a Kata Revolver-8PL Backpack (RRP $295).
We gave first runner-up to Marie McCrae for her impressively timed picture of a diving bird and its hapless prey. Erwin Jackson’s nicely illuminated study of flying foxes at Yarra Bend is an attractive example of how to use repetition effectively. Robert Zappia maintains his usual consistency we thought with the swirling motion of his picture of two seals engaged in some sort of ‘discussion’. Ian Reichstein’s young echidna made the cut because it evoked the “aw”¦” response in every viewer we showed it to.
FIRST PLACE: ‘Backstroke’ by Peta Burton
“The sun-soaked 7am starts 20 km offshore in 166′ of water where breaching humpbacks leave you wide-eyed and emotionally charged. This 15m plus mammal was majestic, acrobatic and animated. It back-stroked over to our boat, dived under and up on the other side to continue its upside down performance; one of the greatest shows on earth.”
‘Backstroke’ by Peta Burton
FIRST RUNNER-UP: Marie McCrae
‘Snack time’ by Marie McCrae
SECOND RUNNER-UP: Erwin Jackson
Grey-headed fox colony, Yarra Bend, Melbourne.
‘Rising to the Sunset’ by Erwin Jackson
The prize for this challenge is a Pro Roller Lite (RRP $345), a rolling bag with a compact profile. Lightweight and lean, it fits a pro-sized outfit plus a laptop.