The bat pollinated sausage tree flower
...to my long list of tries. The NWF magazine wrote to me letting me know that this image has won in the 2007 contest. They've asked people to upload originals for verification. There are still a few official steps to go I guess. The results will only be out on their website in their Dec/Jan issue. But there you have it, I can now officially say 'international award winning photographer'!
This was the same contest in which I'd been a finalist in 2005.
The last few weeks have been nothing short of spectacular. I finished my colloquium, had a paper accepted, got some truly great shots I'd been trying for and now this. (Well, another good thing happened, about which I will get back to you when I'm a bit more certain. All I have right now are notes scribbled in the margins of a print out of an e-mail. When there's a little more, I'll let you know.)
At any rate, I feel like the law of averages will catch up with me and something will blow up in my face pretty soon. Someone pinch me, please?