King Penguins Leaving the Station - Macquarie Island by Berend Becker
King Penguins Leaving the Station - Macquarie Island by Barend Becker

And the Winner Is…

Iceberg with Penguins by Chris Wilson - First Prize and People's Choice Award

Iceberg with Penguins by Chris Wilson – First Prize and People’s Choice Award

 

More than 3,000 people have now toured the Antarctic Photographic Exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery to see a stunning display of the finalists in this prestigious competition.  With 66 entries from around the world, and 24 finalists selected for exhibition, Chairman of Judges Sir Guy Green announced the results on Sunday 11 September in the Bond Store gallery.  The winner of the First Prize ($5,000) was also the winner of the People’s Choice Award – Chris Wilson’s glorious ‘Iceberg with Penguins’  Sir Guy commented on the beautiful sense of scale that the photograph conveys, and the exquisite play of light and texture in the image.  Second prize ($2,000) went to the atmospheric ‘King Penguins Leaving the Station – Macquarie Island’ by Barend Becker.  Barend, a current expeditioner preparing for a stint at Davis Station this year, captured the intense colour of the king penguins in a misty landscape, perfectly evocative of this remote sub-Antarctic island.  It is not too late to see the exhibition.  It continues tunes in the TMAG Bond Store until 18 September.  The exhibition prints are not for sale, but anyone seeking to obtain copies are invited to get in touch with the Festival office:  office@antarcticfestival.com.au to arrange contact with the photographers directly.