Andrew Hutchings – Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers 2022 – Featured portfolio
Photographer: Andrew Hutchings
Title: Herpetofauna (Firmament and Forest Floor)
About the entry
Wide-angle shots of some characters of the Australian reptile landscape. These are three animals seldomly noticed, or feared, composed with the light of the sun or moon.
The brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) similarly appears with exaggerated features. It is a mildly venomous rear-fanged snake found in eastern and northern coastal Australia and poses no threat to humans.
The thick-tailed gecko (Underwoodisaurus milii) appears a caricature of a lizard, full of character.
The eastern brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis) is a notorious, highly venomous snake, though still comes with an unfair reputation. It took some time, patience, and previous training and experience to understand this species before attempting to hold a 15mm lens up to the snake. It was a thrill to see the snake in the wild, to spend some time with it, and capture it calmly.
Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers, presented by Fujifilm, is the region's main platform for discovering and showcasing photographers at the outset of their careers, as well as aspiring photographers. The competition is open to emerging, student, and amateur photographers. The prize pool currently stands at over $30,000, including $9,000 in cash.The best entries will be showcased in the May–July 2022 issue of Capture magazine.
Standard pricing ends after Sunday, 30 January, 11:59pm (AEDT).