NT STARS IN GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PIC AWARDS
MORE PICTURES FROM THE AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
PHOTOGRAPHER Tim Wrate risked life and limb hanging halfway out of a plane to capture the Northern Territory like it has never been seen before.
The effort has been made more worthwhile after his aerial images of the NT won the Portfolio Award at the 2021 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Awards on Thursday. The images depict desolate wastelands contrasted by sprawling wetlands teaming with life, flood plains punctuated by twisted rivers and the vast expanse of the almost untouched outback. Wrate faced stiff competition from 2200 entries by professional, junior and emerging photographers from 17 countries. Two of his images were captured on a charter flight from Darwin over Bynoe Harbour, and the remaining four on a charter flight from Katherine to Ngukurr over the Limmen Bight and Roper River area of Southern Arnhem Land at the end of a long dry season.
Wrate said capturing the landscape from the air was about providing new insights into familiar scenes.