Better Photography Photo of the Year - 2016 Incredible Sport Winner
Once again, it's is a strong, powerful and dramatic composition that has found its way to the top of the competition. It's not that more 'normal' sport photographs are lacking, rather that in a photography competition, the judges are often swayed by a more pictorial or artistic approach, something that stops them in their tracks and gets them to ask questions.
Michael Pilsworth has done just this with his rowing study, taken in an inlet near his home in Bunbury, Western Australia.
"This inlet is where I spent my childhood - swimming, camping, fishing off the little jetties which used to be placed along the rock wall. It is still a very popular location for dragon boat teams, the odd horse swimming race, boats bobbing about on Australia Day for the fireworks and the die hard fishermen. I took this image late afternoon when the lines of the rower and the kayak caught my eye."