Pandani in Blizzard

RUNNER-UP, BOTANICAL 

Pandani

Richea Pandanifolia

At the age of 51, I lost my falling snow virginity at Waldheim. I was so overwhelmed by frozen feet, crusted spectacles and the unbearable beauty that I could not take a coherent photo. I returned the next day prepared: car heater cranking and camera pointed at a sublime composition. Just add blizzard.

Waldheim, Cradle Valley, Tasmania

Canon 5DII, 100mm macro f/2.8, 1/15, f/14, ISO 400, beanbag on car window frame

by Raoul Slater