Our July winner is Dries Fourie from Southern Suburbs Camera Club with his image "Fear"

2017.07 01 Dries Fourie Southern Suburbs Camera Club Fear

Early one morning I sat in my Landie next to a waterhole. The sun has not yet showed its face. I glanced at my clock, it was 06h00. The season was extremely dry, no rain for months, the ground layer turned into dust and the waterholes into mud holes.  As the sun rises so does the game appear from nowhere.

I noticed through the lens of my Canon 500mm that the animals could only manage to suck small amounts of water from the top surface of the mud pool. A female lion appeared and lay hours watching from a distance. She made two unsuccessful attempts. The third attempt happened exactly at 15h00, 9 hours later. The moment the lioness caught up with its prey, out of fear the water spurted out from the Nyala’s mouth, trying to stay out of reach of those claws.



Our 1st runner-up is Simon Fletcher from Rustenburg Photographic Society with his image "Stormy morning"

2017.07 02 Simon Fletcher Rustenburg Photographic Society Stormy Morning


Our 2nd runner-up is GB Jordaan from AFO Photography Club with his image "Super Aksie"

2017.07 03 GB Jordaan AFO Photography Club Super aksie


Thank you to the judges.  They were:

Anne d’Oliveira - Camera Club of Johannesburg
Francois Venter - Midrand Camera Club
Martin Kellerman - George Camera Club


Click here for the July 2017 scoresheet

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This is a PSSA monthly competition where clubs enter their monthly winners (Junior and Senior) onto Photovault. Appointed judges select the winning Junior and Senior image.  These monthly winners get displayed on the home page of our Website for the duration of the month.  

For the Club Winning Picture of the Month a club representative (ideally the Chairperson) submits the club winners for Junior and Senior sections via Photovault at www.photovaultonline.com

Instructions on how to upload your entry onto Photovault, can be dowloaded here  doc

At the end of the PSSA calendar year (30 June of each year) the Senior Club Competition Winning Image of the Year is selected.