As many of you will know by now, this year has been a breakthrough year for me. I haven't learnt anything new, or really changed anything about the way I photograph ... instead I have been recognised by my peers and that really means the world.
Back in January I found that I had three images shortlisted in the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition. It wasn't until the day the exhibition opened, towards the end of August, that I found out I was a winner of the 'Threatened Species' category with my image 'Palm Grove Dingo'.
Sadly I wasn't the overall winner but to be only one of nine category winners was a real achievement. If you want to see my images in exhibition, you can actually see them right now in the South Australia Museum in Adelaide or the Australian Museum in Sydney.
The two other images that were shortlisted and featured in the exhibition are those below, the Red-eyed Tree Frog was taken in Lamington NP in Queensland and the the Green Ants were taken in Airlie Beach in Queensland - you can see them both below.
To have got so far in such a prestigious competition is a massive achievement and I feel incredibly proud to be a category winner. Fingers crossed that my success continues and I have further luck in next year's competition.