This photograph was taken on a voyage to Antarctica in 2011. It depicts the fragility of life as a skua bird prepares to attack a group of baby gentoo penguins.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | February 15
Award Score: 68 (Value 13, Clarity 12.5, Composition 17, Style 12.5, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Antarctica
Photographer: Paige McInnes Registered
Paige has been involved in all facets of the Arts industry since graduating from her studies. Her career history includes working as a Graphic Operative for the Victoria Police Criminal Identification Squad, teaching art and craft, window dressing for Myer department store and designing for Swedish retail giant IKEA. In 2001 she established her own business, Page1Design, as a means to showcase & share her own creations. With a career primarily in law and emergency services she has worked in many pressured environments. As an escape from these demands, she turns to travel and the arts. Career breaks in 2003, 2005 and 2008 allowed her to travel and to experience new ways of living. She worked in hospitality in Scotland and as an au pair in Norway. She taught at a school in Sweden and tour-guided around Australia. These experiences reignited her passion for photography and were the inspiration for her exhibitions. This year Paige will undertake a new journey with her wedding in Thailand followed by a six-month round-the-world adventure. No doubt there will be more photos to share…