Award Winner | Photo of the Day | October 24, 2010
Australia’s rural landscape is dotted with crumbling homes that stand as silent monuments to the country’s first settlement. At first less obvious, though far more meaningful evidence of the changes that have resulted from settlement, are the radically changed landscapes that these old frontier homes stand in. The fields around Burra in South Australia are a vast display of how man can erase biological diversity and replace for the purpose of producing just a single cash crop: wheat.
Title of the photograph: Abandoned Settler Home
Photo of the Day Award Category: Landscape Photography
Photograph Location: Australia
Photographer: Cameron Cope (Victoria, Australia)
Cam Cope is an Australian photographer from Gippsland in Victoria. His passion is to capture exceptional images that inspire a sense of awe for life and the world around us. Through his images Cam aims to tell the stories of people, the adventures they lead and the environments they live in. He works on travel, outdoor adventure, current events, history and environment related stories. Cam has an educational background in history, film, sustainability, geography, biology and languages (with a double degree in Arts and Science from Monash University). He has a working background in environmental consultancy and speaks fluent Spanish. These skills allow Cam to engage meaningfully with a variety of subject matter and lend a maturity to his photography.Cam’s recent projects have included an 1100km sailing trip on the Queensland coast, travel stories in New Caledonia and Vanuatu, and a horseback adventure in Victoria’s alpine country.