Winning Photos of New Zealand Geographic Photographer at Queenstown Airport
Wanaka local Andy Woods award-winning photo of the Buller’s Albatross is now on show at Queenstown Airport as part of the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year Exhibition.
The exhibition, which features the 21 finalist photos from this prestigious competition, is only being shown at one South Island location – Queenstown Airport.
The photographs, which were chosen from nearly 3000 entries received across four categories, “feature real photographs of real life,” said James Frankham, Editor of New Zealand Geographic.
“New Zealand Geographic has always been strongly subscribed to in the Southern regions, and so for us, touring this exhibition to Queenstown is an exciting development. We have a lot of photographers and writers contributing in the area, and the appetite for location stories from Queenstown surrounds has always been high.”
Local Wanaka photographer, Andy Woods, was a recipient of a Highly Commended award in the Wildlife Category.
“I was thrilled to be a finalist in the New Zealand Geographic photographic competition last year. So many talented photographers enter so it was great and rewarding to be a finalist,” said Andy Wood.
“The image is of a Buller’s Albatross on the Snares Islands south of Stewart Island. They are such majestic birds and it was amazing to have the chance to photograph them”.
Another South Island link with the competition is the Highly Commended photo of Nugget Point Lighthouse, Otago Coast, which was taken by Katrin Koervers.
The photos are on a tour of New Zealand and this is the first time that they have been shown in Queenstown.