Winning nature photos

Congratulations to Arthur Roy, for his photo ‘Chasing Fish’ which is the overall winner of The Nature Conservancy Australia Photo Competition 2015!

'A truly stunning image, capturing that magic moment at the perfect time. The photographer's skill and patience certainly paid off. A standout overall winner.' — Michael Snedic, competition judge and professional nature photographer
'Chasing Fish' by Arthur Roy

We’re delighted to share with you the winning photos from The Nature Conservancy Australia Photo Competition 2015.  We were overwhelmed and amazed with the quality of entries received this year.

We received over 3,775 beautiful photos that celebrate Australia’s natural beauty and we’re so grateful to everyone who entered a photo and voted.  The judging panel, including Michael Snedic, had a very difficult time selecting the 13 winning photos but we’re thrilled to share them with you here!

Competition winners enjoyed a share of over $5,000 worth of prizes to be won including a workshop with Michael Snedic and 2 nights’ in a mountain view room at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat.

We recently caught up with the overall winner, Arthur Roy, to find out the story behind his incredible image ‘Chasing Fish’.  Arthur (better known as Harry) a member of The Entrance Camera Club, said his winning entry Chasing Fish was taken at Budgewoi Lake.

‘A lot of my photos are taken there because it is very shallow,’ he said. ‘I take my kayak and follow the birds and sometimes when they are catching garfish or longtom like the one in the photo, I get lucky. The bird is a great eastern egret – they are the most active of birds, they remind me of graceful ballet dancers.’  He said he could wait hours to get a good photo. ‘I go out about once a week, usually in the morning because of the light.’ Arthur has entered many competitions and won 26 international and also 26 national gold medals.

Congratulations to our winning photographers and to everyone who took part.  We can’t wait to see what you capture with your lens next year!