Due to popular demand, The Heart of Our Outback: Landscape and Nature Photography Exhibition at Gary Holland Community Centre has been extended to Thursday, September 13.
The 55 spectacular images on show were chosen from more than 1000 images submitted as part of The Heart of Our Outback Photography prize.
The winner of the competition, who received a $1000 cash prize, was chosen by a panel of judges including award-winning landscape photographer Christian Fletcher.
The winner, announced at the exhibition launch, was Bunch of Bee-eaters by Gary Meredith from Hilton.
There are several images by Rockingham photographers in the exhibition including Wedge-tailed Eagle, Everlastings sunset and Thorny Devil by Peter le Scelle.
Attendees to the exhibition also have the chance to help choose the People’s Choice Award winner. Vote to go in the draw to win a $300 voucher to spend at Christian Fletcher’s landscape photography gallery.
Exhibition organiser Renae Boyd, from Create Ranger Parks, said the exhibition had been a huge success.
“The photos are really something special when you see them on the wall, and together they showcase very special parts of Western Australia – the Pilbara, Mid West and Gascoyne,” he said.
“Through the exhibition we hope to raise awareness of the need for a new national park network in these areas, and we’re delighted to be able to extend the exhibition so that more people have a chance to see these amazing images.”
Winners and highly commended:
Winner – Gary Meredith for Bunch of Bee-eaters
Highly commended landscape – James Maddock with Kermit’s Pool, Liam Byrne for Nightfall Over the Chichesters and Liam Byrne for Blue Yule
Highly commended nature – Yvonne McKenzie for Crouching Lizard, Hidden Grasshopper and Adam Brice for Green Tree Fro.