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Royal Queensland Show: 1st - Monochrome (2018), Champion Print (2017), 1st - Creative (2017). More...
 

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I love taking sport photos. There's so much to love about all the different sports - from motor racing to footy to rodeo. There's the thrill of being right there when the action is happening and there's the thrill of capturing the shot. Being there is often rewarding enough on its own but taking great photos makes it all the more enjoyable.

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2019 Australian Open
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2019 Sydney International
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2019 Brisbane International
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NRLW Launch: Human Missile

The girls show they can hit just as hard as the guys. It's Round One - the NRLW has definitely been launched!

Holli Wheeler launches herself like a human missile into Chelsea Lenarduzzi, stopping her in her tracks. The only tracks Chelsea is making this time are back tracks. BAMMM!!! Round One - Broncos v Dragons, Suncorp Stadium, 09 Sep 2018.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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2018 Commonwealth Games
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2018 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast
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2018 Roxy Pro Gold Coast
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2018 Davis Cup
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2018 Australian Open
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2018 Tie Break Tens
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2018 Brisbane International
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2017 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast
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2017 Roxy Pro Gold Coast
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Pro Surfers Practising
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Surfing - General
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2017 Davis Cup
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2017 Brisbane International
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Supercars, 2016 Townsville 400
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Stadium Super Trucks, Townsville 2016
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Showtime FMX, Townsville 2016
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2016 Winter Nationals

These top fuel dragsters are racing at the 2016 WinterNats, the biggest event of its kind outside North America. They are accelerating at 5 G's - literally exploding past. They're the fastest accelerating vehicles on the planet - faster than any aircraft or manned rocket including the Space Shuttle! The noise is not only deafening but scary. They've got to be seen to be believed. The top speed for the day = 536km/h!

Willowbank Raceway, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

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2016 Brisbane International

I love watching tennis, and one of my favourite players over the years has been this guy, France's Gilles Simon. Here he's being beaten in flight by a great lob by the Aussie pair of Guccione & Duckworth, who went on to win the match. Top marks for flying, Gilles. Impressive air!

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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2015 Australian MotoGP, Phillip Island
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Conrod Carnage

Highly Commended: Colour Prints
2016 Royal Queensland Show

Ever been hit by your brother? Not like this, you haven't!

In this photo Aussie Racing Car driver Damien Flack's car was clipped by the car being driven by his brother Adrian on the fastest part of the track and sent careering out of control into the wall at around 240km/h, then flipped over and over and over and over before finally coming to rest between those power poles, but not before hitting the wall a second time and bursting into flames! It was horrendous to watch, and surreal to photograph (I have photos of the whole thing, having started taking photos when I saw his car veering sideways). His brother feared he'd died. He very well could have. Thankfully though Damien escaped with only broken ribs and a punctured lung. It could have been so much worse!

The Mount Panorama race circuit at Bathurst is an incredible track. If you haven't been there, you really must go some day. Watching the cars fly across the top of Mt Panorama then launch themselves down through the Esses, Forest Elbow, and then down Conrod Straight (which concludes with one of the fastest corners in world sport) is breathtaking!

Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia

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A Face For Rodeo

I wonder what's going through this guy's head right now. 'Sand' would probably be a good guess. Perhaps the fleeting thrill is worth it, but the likelihood of a lesson in gravity with a rapid descent back down to reality is high, so burying your head in the sand can't do much but hurt. Perhaps a helmet for Christmas wouldn't be a bad idea. Or some sense. But you've gotta be crazy to do this in the first place, right?

Warwick, Queensland, Australia

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Best Rider, Ever

This guy is truly incredible. He's the best rider I have ever seen, bar none. You might think that he's crashing, but you'd be very, very wrong!

During the popular event of Campdrafting at the annual Warwick Rodeo, 2015, where guys & girls take turns at directing a bull through a specific route, this guy's horse slips. What happened next was incredible. This guy never looked like coming off, but as smooth and calm as you like, never taking his eyes off the steer in front of him, he pulled the horse back up onto its feet, on to keep steering the steer through the course. I've never seen anything like it. He never, ever looked like coming off. Wow!

Warwick, Queensland, Australia

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Justin Hodges' Non-Spear Tackle

Thankfully for Justin Hodges & Ben Hunt, this tackle wasn't deemed to be a spear tackle, although it suspiciously resembles one. #12 Aidan Guerra told the judiciary that he jumped off the ground to try to get a penalty. Sounds good to me.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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