$24,000 up for grabs in nature photography competition
NORTHERN Rivers photographers have just over a week to enter their best landscape, habitat or wildlife photos in the Saved Nature Photography Competition.
Winning entrants will share in $24,000 in cash prizes and have their work exhibited at the International Union for Conservation of Nature's World Parks Congress in November.
The entries should tell a story of a national park, marine park or other protected area and inspire others to explore and help save these precious places.
Photographers can chose from three categories - parks, people and planet, and enter as a professional, enthusiast, student (aged 13-18) or social.
International award winning Lennox Head photographer Craig Parry said competitions were a great way to gain exposure and feedback.
"It's a fantastic way to build your profile as a photographer," Mr Parry said.
He has already entered his landscape photograph Life and Death - an aerial shot taken moments after fire swept through the Broken Head Nature Reserve in 2013 - in the Saved Nature competition.
"It looks destructive, but it was started by lightning so it's just nature's way of regenerating an area."