Intrepid artic sailor Bob Shepton has won the Royal Cruising Club's Giovanni photographic prize for his picture of a fjord in Greenland at dawn
Arctic explorer and Yachting Monthly contributor Bob Shepton has been awarded the Giovanni photographic prize by the Royal Cruising Club. The winning photograph was a view of ice-covered moutains lining Evidhedsfjord on the west coast of Greenland early one morning.
It was taken by Bob on a south-bound voyage down the west coast of Greenland in his Westerly Dicus 33 Dodo’s Delight. He was sailing a crew of four mountain climbers looking for new ascents along the still relatively unexplored coast line. The adventure is featured in the April 2016 issue of Yachting Monthly.
Second prize was awarded to Rod Beddow for his photograph from the same trip, looking back down a vertiginous ascent Dodo’s Delight, a mere spec hundreds of feet below.
On receiving the award, Bob said:
‘This is surprising because I really don’t know anything about photography. But it is true that 75 per cent of taking a good photo is being in the right place at the right time. The west coast of Greenland is certainly a good place to be for photos.’