Daniel Courtney, Jim Jim Gorge - Kakadu (Pro Photo of the Year)
Taken as the very last light of the day leaves the sky, this image reflects the serenity of one of the worlds most precious regions, Kakadu National Park. The looming cliffs contrast with the extraordinarily green foliage as the vegetation here thrives even in the middle of the Dry Season. Getting in here is a 4WD only trek, but well worth it if you can ever get here to have a look. The National Park manages saltwater crocodiles here to make it safe to swim, you can see their boat in the foreground, and if you have eagle eyes you can spot the huge Salty croc trap on the banks of the river. www.danielcourtney.com.au Image Details: Nikon D810, Tamron 15-30, 5 Sec @ F8, ISO 64, Formatt-Hitech Firecrest 3 Stop ND and 3 Stop Soft grad filters.