An image of skier Sam Smoothy competing in the extreme competition of the 2012 World Heli Challenge on Mt Albert won Wanaka photographer Antony Hansen the best extreme day shot section of the Canon Shootout photography competition.
It was announced at a World Heli Challenge awards ceremony last night.
The winning extreme skier was Jacqui Edgerly, of the United States, and the winning snowboarder was New Zealander Will Jackways. The pair were selected for their overall aggressive performance and not necessarily on points earned during the two-week extreme ski and snow board competition.
Awards for the best images and cinematography captured through the event were also handed out by organisers.
- The Southland Times