Memorable Moments in Nature 2023 photo competition prize winners announced

The Memorable Moments photo competition run as part of the WA Parks Foundation’s very successful Spring into Parks 2023 attracted over 1500 entries, a record number.  

“We were delighted with the level of interest,” said WA Parks Foundation Chair, Hon Kerry Sanderson AC CVO.   

“The high quality of images submitted was impressive, giving our judges a wealth of beautiful photos from which to choose the winners.”  

First prize went to David Manning for his beautiful image “First light over Dales Gorge, Karijini” – Karijini National Park. David wins the Ultimate Park Pack valued at over $1400.  

Naidu Kumapatla won second prize for his black cockatoo photo “Feasting on Gum” –  Jirdarup Bushland. He wins the Connect with Nature Pack valued over $600.

Second Prize – “Feasting on Gum”, Jirdarup Bushland by Naidu Kumapatla

Three runners-up in no particular order are: “Thorny Devil” Great Sandy Desert by Sarah Pemberton; “Look Mum, no hands!” Cheynes Beach by Andrea Watts; and “Peek-a-roo Yellagonga Regional Park Lake Joondalup by Glenys Dixon. They each receive the Spring into Parks pack valued at over $200.

“Look Mum, no hands!”, Cheynes Beach by Andrea Watts

“Thorny Devil”, Great Sandy Desert by Sarah Pemberton

“Peek-a-roo”, Yellagonga Regional Park Lake Joondalup by Glenys Dixon

The WA Parks Foundation’s Spring into Parks initiative, designed to promote the State’s National Parks and create opportunities to get out and about in nature, continues to grow.  

This year’s program, supported by Lotterywest, celebrated our spectacular wilderness and access to nature through a diverse range of free events and activities – from bird watching, stargazing, family nature days, hut building and flag making to earth sculpture workshops. 

Thank you to our supporters who provided prizes: RAC Parks & Resorts; Capture the Light Photography; Matagarup Zip+Climb; Two Feet and a Heartbeat; Camera Electronic; Off the Beaten Track; Mindful in Nature; Hike Collective and Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).