Third photography win for Jai
TWELVE-YEAR-OLD Jai Miller has won the Young Photographer competition in the Cairns Underwater Film Festival for the third year in a row with a stunning picture of mangroves.
The 7th annual film festival was held on Saturday night and raised over $20,000 for local marine charities and present awardwinning underwater imagery and filmmaking.
Jai Miller has been following his father’s footsteps and splashing into local marine ecosystems capturing precious underwater moments and this year entered several images into the competition.
And he impressed the judges so much that he won both first prize for his over/under image of the mangroves and runner up for an image of a juvenile winged pipe fish captured at Agincourt Reef.
‘‘It feels pretty good, I won for second prize a GoPro and first prize a camera package,’’ he said.
‘‘I was back out on the weekend, the reef is pretty good and it’s fun taking photos, you get good results sometimes.
‘‘The mangroves were at Russell Island. W went for a walk over the island and we saw this really cool ecosystem, so dad and I decided to jump in and take some photos.’’
Winning image for Jai Miller, who’s found the Reef a rich subject