Year

2018

Result

Finalist

Category

News Photography

Publications

  • Getty Images
  • The Daily Telegraph

Jenny Evans

“Life Saver”

Jenny Evans took this series of images at Sydney’s Bronte Beach, where a swimmer found herself in a dire situation when she was sucked out by a rip.

The judges praised this as “an amazing set of pictures. It’s dramatic story and she’s captured the moment in every shot, really split-second moments that add up to a great news series.”

In her entry statement, Evans describes rip currents as the number one hazard on Australia’s coastline.

“They account for more deaths per year than sharks, floods and cyclones combined. On this particular day, the Bureau of Meteorology had issued a surf warning as massive waves were hitting the NSW coast.”

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