Awards

I enjoy the challenge and the discipline of entering wildlife photography competitions, and have enjoyed some success in them over the years. Here is a list of some of my major achievements in wildlife photography to date:

2017

Finalist, Underwater Photographer of the Year, British Macro Category
Highly Commended, Wildlife Photo Competition, Animal Behaviour
Shortlisted, European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Multiple Categories
Shortlisted, British Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Coast and Marine Category

2016

First Place, RSMAS Contest, Wide Angle Category
Honourable Mention, RSMAS Contest, Portrait Category
Editor's Choice, www.scubashooters.net, April
Finalist, OASIS Photo Contest, Bird Category
Shortlisted, Bird Photographer of the Year, Portrait Category
Third Place, www.scubashooters.net Monthly Contest - "Reptiles"
Third Place, www.scubashooters.net Monthly Contest - "Red"
Third Place, www.scubashooters.net Monthly Contest - "Ugly Faces"
Finalist, International Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Various Categories
Finalist, European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Underwater Category
Finalist, Outdoor Photographer of the Year, Under Exposed Category
Final Nominee, Nature Images Awards, Portfolio Category

2015

Shortlisted, National Geographic Traveller Photo Competition, Animal Category
Shortlisted, Outdoor Photographer of the Year, Under Exposed Category
Finalist, International Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Various Categories
Highly Commended, ZSL Photo Contest, Deep & Meaningful Category

2014

Front Cover Shot, Australian Geographic, Issue 122, September/October
Two Selected Photographs, "Wild Australasia", celebrating 10 years of ANZANG winners
Winner, Australia New Zealand and New Guinea Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Portrait Category
Runner-Up, Australia New Zealand and New Guinea Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Our Impact Category
Finalist, Australia New Zealand and New Guinea Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Habitat Category
Runner Up, Scuba Diver Australasia Underwater Photo Competition, Conservation Category
Finalist, International Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Various Categories
Shortlisted, European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Various Categories
Shortlisted, ZSL Photo Contest, Weird & Wonderful Category
Shortlisted, Outdoor Photographer of the Year, Under Exposed Category

2013

First Place, British Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Natural Details Category
First Place, ZSL Photo Contest, Weird & Wonderful Category
Second Place, Australia New Zealand & New Guinea Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Threatened Category
Finalist, International Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Endangered Category
Highly Commended, European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Mammals Category
Shortlisted, British Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Habitat Category
Highly Commended, ZSL Photo Contest, Birds & Bees and Deep & Meaningful Categories
Semi-Finalist, Nature's Best Photo Awards, Art in Nature category
First Place, Sport Diver Underwater Photo of the Month, October
Runner Up, BSOUP Diver Annual Print Competition, Advanced Overseas

2012

First Place, Cairns Underwater Film Festival, Wide Angle Category
First Place, Digitalay Anemonefish Photo Contest
Finalist, Australia New Zealand and New Guinea Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Black and White Category
Finalist, International Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Underwater Category
Shortlisted, European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Underwater Category
Shortlisted, British Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Portrait Category
First Place, Sport Diver Underwater Photo of the Month, January
First Place, underwater.com.au Monthly Photo Competition, August
First Place, underwater.com.au Monthly Photo Competition, September
First Place, underwater.com.au Monthly Photo Competition, November
Cover Shot and Published Article, Underwater Photography Magazine, "The King is Dead"

2011

Grand Master and Gold Medal, underwaterphotography.com Annual Awards
First Place, RSMAS Underwater Photo Competition, Macro Category
First Place, Sport Diver Underwater Photo of the Month, May
Finalist, Australia New Zealand and New Guinea Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Interpretative Category
Highly Commended, British Underwater Image Festival, Compact Category
Published Article, Underwater Photography Magazine, "Working the Subject"
First Place, underwater.com.au Monthly Photo Competition, November
Royal Photographic Society Ribbon, RPS International Projected Image Exhibition

2010

Gold Medal, Wide Angle Marine Life, underwaterphotography.com Annual Awards
First Place, Sundive Byron Bay Shoot Out, Wide Angle Category
Second Place Overall, Sundive Byron Bay Shoot Out
First Place, underwater.com.au Monthly Photo Competition, January
First Place, Dive Photo Guide Macro Competition, June
First Place, Sport Diver Underwater Photo of the Month, June
First Place, DIVE Magazine Monthly Hotshot, October
First Place, BSAC Monthly Underwater Photo Competition, November
First Place, BSAC Monthly Underwater Photo Competition, December
First Place, Wetpixel Picture of the Week Shark and Rays Competition
Finalist, Australia New Zealand and New Guinea Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Our Impact Category
Highly Honoured, Nature's Best Ocean Views Competition
Shortlisted, British Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Second Place, RSMAS Underwater Photo Competition, Wide Angle Category
Highly Commended, British Underwater Image Festival, Open Category
Cover Shot and Published Article, Underwater Photography Magazine, "Diving Cocos"

2009

First Place, Sport Diver Underwater Photo of the Month, May
First Place, BSAC Monthly Underwater Photo Competition, September
First Place, DIVE Magazine Monthly Hotshot, December
Bronze Medal, Sharks, underwaterphotography.com Annual Awards
Finalist, Australia New Zealand and New Guinea Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Underwater Category
Finalist, International Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Black and White Category
Highly Commended, European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Underwater Category
Cover Shot and Published Article, Underwater Photography Magazine, "For Muck's Sake"

2008

First Place, International Wildbird Photographer Awards, Amateur Section
First Place, BSAC Monthly Underwater Photo Competition, March
First Place, Wetpixel Picture of the Week Fish Eye Competition
First Place, Wetpixel Picture of the Week Purple Competition
Selected Photograph, RPS International Projected Image Exhibition

2007

First Place, DIVE Magazine Monthly Hotshot, December
Finalist, International Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Underwater Category
Finalist, International Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Urban Environment Category
Highly Commended, Australia New Zealand & New Guinea Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Portrait Section