NIWA people work in some of the world's most stunning environments, and get to see amazing things in their day-to-day work. Luckily for us, many of them take their cameras to work.
Thanks to everyone who helped us choose a winner for our photography competition, the results are posted below.
Full copyright is maintained by the photographers who took these photos.
The Our People winner was Crispin Middleton for Pre-dawn start in New Zealand's most Northerly Harbour, Parengarenga, chosen by NIWA staff and members of the public as an excellent example of NIWA people and/or equipment (including boats) at work.
The Our Work winner was Daniel Leduc for Nematode from Chatham Rise crest sediments chosen by NIWA staff and members of the public as the best example of our work, which could include animals, plants or other species studied by our people.
The Special Award winner was Crispin Middleton for John Dory cruising Northern Arch. This category called for photos that stand out because of humour, imagination, unusual interest or similar. NIWA staff and members of the public chose the winner.
The Judge's Choice winner was James Williams for That's Amore, selected by a panel made up of NIWA photographer Dave Allen, Chief Financial Officer (and keen photographer) Michael Parrott and professional photographer Gerry le Roux.