Budding photographers walk with nature
ONE HUNDRED and fifty photos were captured and compiled of the Lockyer Valley’s diverse range of native fauna, flora and fungi.
They were submitted to the 2018 Lockyer In the Wild Nature Photography Competition, an initiative of conservation group Lockyer Uplands Catchment Inc.
The culmination of the competition was an exhibition of 100 of the snaps on Saturday, where the winners were announced by a judging panel of a retired commercial photographer and an ecologist.
Garry Innes’s stunning photograph of an Azure Kingfisher was named overall winner and winner of the native animal portrait section.
Joanne Cork won in the native animal in their natural habitat category and Morwenna Boddington the native botanical section.
In the student sections, Nicola Ashley of Ma Ma Creek State School had the best native animal photo and Bella Gratwick of Concordia College won best native botanical photo.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council was the major sponsors of the competition, which aimed to encourage locals to get out and explore the natural areas right outside their door.
SNAPSHOT: Garry Innes’s photograph of an Azure Kingfisher was named overall winner.