Nin­ga­loo im­age feast

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

An un­der­wa­ter snap of a whale shark has won Ex­mouth res­i­dent Vi­o­leta Jah­nel Brosig the $1000 prize in Ex­mouth Visi­tor Cen­tre’s 2016 Nin­ga­loo pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion.

The judg­ing panel de­cided Ms Brosig’s im­age summed up one of the Nin­ga­loo re­gion’s eco-ad­ven­ture high­lights.

Of spe­cial men­tion was 14year-old Hayden Mumby’s en­try, whose im­age of an osprey in mid-flight near Ex­mouth’s Bun­degi Beach won the chil­dren’s cat­e­gory, placed sec­ond over­all and sec­ond in the wildlife cat­e­gory.

Hump­back whale pho­tos made the fi­nal­ists’ list, with Ja­cob Hill’s aerial im­age tak­ing the unique ex­pe­ri­ence cat­e­gory, Jackie Brown snap­ping the wildlife cat­e­gory win­ner and Aimee Jan’s im­age gain­ing third place over­all.

Ex­mouth Visi­tor Cen­tre gen­eral man­ager Kristy Bryan-Smith said the judg­ing panel had a hard time de­cid­ing on the win­ners.

“With so many in­cred­i­ble nat­u­ral sights to be en­joyed, our Nin­ga­loo re­gion is a photographer’s de­light, so it was no sur­prise to re­ceive such a di­verse range of amaz­ing images for our 2016 com­pe­ti­tion,” she said.

“The Nin­ga­loo is famed for its un­der­wa­ter ex­pe­ri­ences, but we also re­ceived a lot of stun­ning images that showcased some of the ter­res­trial at­trac­tions from our World Her­itage-listed Nin­ga­loo re­gion.”

More than 400 en­tries were re­ceived this year, with win­ners an­nounced last month.

Vi­o­leta Jah­nel Brosig's win­ning shot of a whale shark.

Teenager Hayden Mumby's award-win­ning Osprey photo.

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