Pleased to win the Animal Portrait section of 2013’s Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year awards. This photo, shown here in a ‘tear sheet’ from The Weekend Australian Magazine, was one of six that together won the Portfolio Prize.
Title: “Anyone seen a dentist?”
Caption: Surely this is a face only a mother could love? I took this shot at an area where southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) haul out when moulting. I spent a few fascinating hours photographing to a loud cacophony of fighting, burping and farting by these marine mammals.
Elephant Point, Livingstone Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
Image info: Canon EOS 5D MkIII, Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS +1.4 ext lens at 420mm, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 200, handheld. RAW capture. Adobe LR processing.