Professional Photography Awards 2011

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Professional Photography Awards 2011 Nick Melidonis Wins Gold

This dramatic image  of hikers battling gale force winds in Patagonia against a backdrop of a stranded iceberg, won gold.

Nick Melidonis image Patagonia Iceberg

Patagonia Iceberg by Nick Melidonis

At the recent Australian Professional Photography Awards held in Sydney June , 2011 Nick was runner up for the AIPP ‘Australian Travel Photographer of the Year’. How he managed to prepare his images for this award while dealing with successive facial restructure surgery and recovery, is a tribute to his stamina and positive outlook on life. Nick has won the ‘Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year’ on three occasions.

Silver Distinction Award

Nick Melidonis image  Wilderbeest

Wilderbeest by Nick Melidonis

Nick also received a silver distinction for his image of  running wildebeest during a migration in Kenya.  The photograph resembles an abstract painting.

Silver Award

Nick Melidonis Kenyan Sunrise image

Kenyan Sunrise by Nick Melidonis

As if that was not enough, Nick also gained a silver award for two balloons at dawn rising above a lone tree in the Masai Mara, Kenya.

Nick was delighted with his results and he was just ‘pipped at the post’ by long time friend and colleague; Mike Langford from New Zealand.

Congratulations to Nick and to Mike.

FotoFreo 2012

Mike,  his wife, Jackie Ranken (runner up to the recent Landscape Photographer of the Year) and Nick are joining forces to present a travel and landscape seminar to be held at Notre Dame University during Fremantle’s FOTO FREO event in March 2012.



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