Boogie Board Wave

Coming Up For Air

This extraordinary photograph beat out 114,000 other photographs to win Digital Camera Photographer of the Year for 24 year-old Australian Jon Wright.

Most of my photos are inspired by what nature has to offer in and around the ocean,” he says. “I broke my back in 3 places after a surfing accident, but I managed to continue my love and passion for the water through my photography. I continue to search for the perfect picture, and on my way hope to inspire others to be creative and enjoy what life has to offer,” says Jon.

Jon took the photograph at Duranbah beach near the Gold Coast City in Australia.