Best Features Photograph

Justin McManus
The Age

Justin McManus has won the Quill for Best Features Photograph.

Judges' citation

As Justin Crawley stood on the edge of his swimming pool with the Harrietville fire racing towards his property, he commented that "it's hard to believe something so beautiful could be so dangerous". Justin McManus has reflected this quote brilliantly with his classically composed image.

Highly commended

Highly commended for the award was David Caird of the Herald Sun.

Judges' statement

David has brilliantly captured the despair of a female elephant at losing her male calf as she touches trunks with another newborn elephant at Melbourne Zoo just days after the tragedy.

Winning entry