The Nelson Mail's Chief Photographer Martin de Ruyter has finished as runner-up in the Aviation Photographer of the Year competition.
The award, sponsored by Singapore Airlines and Hawker Pacific at the Australia New Zealand Aviation Awards, were recently announced in Sydney.
De Ruyter's portfolio five of photographs featured the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter at an open day at Nelson Airport, a Air Nelson Q300 at Nelson Airport, a Royal New Zealand Air Force helicopter in heavy rain and two photographs from the Classic Fighters Air Show at Omaka in Marlborough.
The runner-up prize is $1400.
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