premium contest
expert judged
1.5x ranking points
Alexius van der Westhuizen


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One of nature’s great spectacles, tricky to shoot well, but rewarding with truly memorable images. When the weather delivers, and the skies are cracking open, the well prepared photographer sets their tripod, frames the shot, and employs long shutter speeds to capture the scene that unfolds.

This Premium Contest is worth 1.5x the standard points towards your Leaderboard ranking. It’s Expert-judged AND crowd-rated, with your score from each combined. Find out more about ranking points here. Our Experts are some of the world’s finest photographers, who select the best images, and provide valuable feedback to help you improve.

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Entries close
17 January 2022

17 January 2022 to 24 January 2022

Winners announced
24 January 2022

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