We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 Atlas of Life Photography competition
See the full gallery of winners below and click on an image to see it at large size
The quality of the 235 entries is very good again and it was difficult for the judges to decide on the winners. Once again our young photographers have done very well, with Harrison Warne winning every position in the Terrestial Vertebrates section and the Invertebrates. Georgia Poyner won all positions in the Nighlife category with her splendid photos of the marine nighlife along the Narooma wharf. Interestingly Georgia’s sister Tess has now come onto our scene and has taken overall second prize with her “Family Portrait” of Austrobloetus fungi.
It seems that the judges have sensed the quality of images that come when the photographer has a real passion for their subject. The “Birds’ category is the most popular with all our photographers, this year attracting 89 entries. Fascinating then that Leo Berzins has won every single honour including the commendeds. The judges had no idea who had taken the photographs, so it was really interesting to see how their choices turned out.
The winner of the new video category is “Don’t condone Pindone poisoning” by Sharon Beder
I have been managing the competition, so I have got to know the photographs very well and have enjoyed all the variety and insights you have given us into the wonderful species of our region. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who has taken part. Thank you very much to our judges for their time and efforts. We now have a splendid collection of winning photographs which we will be printing and exhibiting, firstly at the upcoming Mimosa Rocks Bioblitz in November 7 & 8th. Do come along to Tanja Hall to see them and join our celebration of the talent and beauty that surrounds us here.