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Icelandic sulphur wave grabs top nature and wildlife photographic prize
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Walkers on an exposed ridge of Brennisteinsalda, Landmannalaugar, Iceland.

Jason Freeman’s winning image entitled ‘’Sharp Descent’’

The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers have announced the winners of the Great Outdoors Photography Competition.

For this competition we asked to see all kinds of images showing mountain ranges through to cliff top edges from some of the most breathtaking places on Earth.

Jason Freeman from Melbourne, Australia was chosen as the winner from over 220+ images entered in to the competition.

Jason has won 12 months membership to The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP) organisation.

Jason tells us ”Sharp Descent Walkers on an exposed ridge of Brennisteinsalda, Landmannalaugar, Iceland. This shot was taken at the end of summer in Iceland’s central highlands. Brennisteinsalda translates as ‘Sulphur wave’, derived from the sulphurous, volcanic vents that dot the landscape. The area is fantastic for photography – with rivers, meadows, lava fields and gravelly hills (accessible late-June to mid-September only). The image was captured on a Nikon D600, 1/750s f4.8 ISO400, Nikkor 70-200mm f4 @ 70mm, CPL.”

Phil Jones, the Societies CEO says, ‘’The Great Outdoors competition gave us a varied selection of entries including this image from Jason, which captures the theme of the competition brilliantly.’’

There are 2 runners up Robyn Downie from Queensland and Sanjoy Lahiri from the Kolkata both won 6 months memberships.

Here are the winners –

1st place – Jason Freeman http://sinwp.com/g-o/1st.htm

2nd place – Robyn Downie http://sinwp.com/g-o/2nd.htm

3rd place – Sanjoy Lahiri http://sinwp.com/g-o/3rd.htm

Also there were 12 highly commended images:
http://sinwp.com/g-o/hc.htm

Check out our Weather Watch Photography Competition

http://sinwp.com/w-w/