A double cross in the night park

PhotographerDouglas Gimesy
Entry Description

Situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo (South Island, New Zealand), is the Church of the Good Shepherd (c 1935). It is situated in an official "night park" which means lighting in the area has been limited - allowing for fantastic night photography. When I took this picture, the Southern Cross constellation appeared faintly upside down on top of the church cross - hence the title. This shot was taken at about 1.30am just before the clouds started to blow in.

About Photographer

“Wildlife images are one of the most powerful ways we have of engaging people in the natural world” – Sir David Attenborough. Because of this, I share most of my photographs with not-for-profit organisations whose values and goals closely align with mine, such as WWF, Australian Conservation Foundation and National Geographic – organisations who want to inspire people and communities to discover, value and protect the natural world. I initially trained as a zoologist, and then later in bioethics with one of the greats Peter Singer. After many years in healthcare marketing, now in addition to conservation photography, I run a science/environmentally focused communication consultancy called The Framing Effect, whose aim is to help people influence more effectively, both with words and with images. I am also currently a senior critic for the worlds largest curated photo community (1x.com), a governor of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Australia, and part time during semester, I teach Science Communication and Marketing Ethics at the University of Melbourne. You can also find some of my conservation and wildlife photography on Facebook on Instagram. I infrequently post on Pintrest and Twitter, however I am there if interested. My hope is that the images, information and skills I share, will help engage people to care more, and so behave differently, towards the world around them.