2016 ended on a high note when I was awarded NEPG Members’ Choice Photographer of the Year and was the runner-up by a very slim margin in the club Photographer of the Year. Considering the calibre of photographers in this club, I was very pleased with my result.
In August 2017 I flew to Adelaide for the awards night for the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition. I was super excited to find out my Windblown Egret was the winner of the Animal Portrait category, at a great evening where I met many amazing nature photographers in person. It was a surreal experience seeing my image on banners in front of and inside the South Australian Museum.
2017 was also a good year for other photography awards: my image Help! finished in the top 20 of the Australian Photography Awards and 2 images made the top 20 of the Revealing Nature category of the Better Photography awards.
Along with four other Perth-based nature photographers, I exhibited images at the Wild Things Collective exhibition at Team Digital in August 2018.
Two of my favourite bird images, Autumn Robin and Gilbert’s Honeyeater Pair, were exhibited at the Birdlife WA Conference in Perth, 2019. By this time, we had moved to Bridgetown so sadly I wasn’t able to get to the exhibition.