BALDIVIS teen Max Bensley has taken out the Youth Award in the Bell Tower Annual Photographic Competition for 2017.
The 14-year-old has been taking photos for about three years, inspired by his dad who is a keen photographer himself.
At the moment what catches his photographic eye is nature and he has taken several photographs of birds around his home.
He hopes to one day be a professional photographer and is inspired by National Geographic Photographer Jason Edwards.
The competition ran from July to October in conjunction with the Tower, Camera Electronic; Canon, SHOOT Photography and ADAMS Pinnacle tours.
WA non-professional photographers were invited to submit a macro photograph with the theme, ‘Up Close and Personal’.
Max won a Canon PowerShot G9XII Digital Camera valued at $729.
Jacob Harwig from the Vines won the Judges Selection and David Pethick from Ascot won the people’s choice award.
Max’s, along with the other winners’, shots will be on display in The Bell Tower for the next 12 months.
The 2017 winners and finalists can also be viewed online at www.thebelltower.com.au.