Westerly wind

WILDERNESS LANDSCAPE

At the top of Col Lyall ridge I found myself shooting into a 100 km/hour headwind that was being funnelled up this gully from the sea. I wanted to capture the tussock grass and megaherbs flailing in the wind – not an easy task when I was practically being blown over myself. But I set up my tripod, held on tight and managed to capture this long exposure.

Campbell Island, New Zealand

Canon 5D MkII, 16–35mm lens at 17mm, 1/10, f22

by Michael Rossi, New South Wales