Overall Winner: AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2019.
The judges said that: “Despite seeing millions of nature photographs over the decades, we have never seen anything that remotely resembles this image. Unique and exciting, it reveals incredible beauty in death. Rather than being an inanimate scene, the image is given life by the circling shark, which in turn reminds us of the ecological function of the dead whale, providing food and energy to the living organisms around it. The image surprises by revealing such a shocking scene in a beautiful setting, and speaks volumes of the new dimension the latest technology has opened up for photographers.”
Original Article of beached whale.
The harsh reality of life. This Fin whale measured at 23 meters and whilst not an uncommon species around Albany it is rare to see them beach themselves. A day after the beaching the sharks started circling. Great Whites are prominent in the area although the species shown is thought to have been a large Bronze Whaler approximately 7 feet in length.
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