Graveyard

WILDERNESS LANDSCAPE – Runner-up

A quiet stillness hangs over this eerie graveyard of trees, with the occasional rumble in the distance and lightning strikes constantly filling the sky. The murky lime-green water laps the shoreline, creating patterns and adding a surreal impression with the red dirt.

Menindee Lakes, New South Wales

Nikon D700, AF-S Nikkor 24–70mm f/2.8G ED, 13 seconds, f16, ISO 100; tripod; neutral density filter, 4 stop used for longer exposure

by Julie Fletcher, South Australia