David Shoebridge, Greens MLC said at the opening "these are some quite extraordinary images that show just how precious and threatened nature is. "We are extremely fortunate to have so many high quality entries, many from the South Coast, including one from Tess Poyner of Dalmeny (pictured) Together they show a very deep love of the natural world. The exhibition proves how much more powerful it is to shoot with a camera, not a gun."
L to R: Sally Wilson of Bilgola Plateau Sydney, David Shoebridge MLC, Tess Poyner of Dalmeny, Heather Irwin, President of SAFE and local Greens Councillor, Pat McGinlay at the opening of Animals in the Wild Photo Exhibition in Bodalla. Photo by Gillianne Tedder Local Dalmeny teen Tess Poyner (pictured above) won Category D. "The most beautiful image of an animal in the wild photographed by a photographer aged 16 years or under"with her image "Gecko"
The other winner pictured is Sally Wilson of Bilgola Plateau Sydney who won Category C.
Sally describes it as an image that conveys the threats facing native animals in Australia capturing on film an osprey's nest atop a power pole at Pt Douglas.