Parks For People: Send us your best WA National Parks photo

Parks for People winner: Aimee Middis encounters wild crocs at Windjana Gorge National Park in the Kimberley.

NOW this is a great snap. This week’s Parks for People photo competition winner is Aimee Middis, who sent in a picture taken by her boyfriend of her getting up close with the wildlife at Windjana Gorge National Park in the Kimberley.

“My boyfriend Cass knows all about crocs and he spotted them and told me they were Johnstone River crocodiles, which are pretty harmless,” Ms Middis said.

Parks for People runner up: Rod Bennett’s photo of Trish at Mitchell Falls in the Mitchell River National Park.Source:Supplied

“He insisted I get up close and personal for a photo. I was nervous, but he said it was fine and I trust him.’’

Ms Middis, from Darlington, has won a three-night trip to the Purnululu World Heritage site, including a scenic flight over the Bungle Bungles.

This week’s runner-up is Rod Bennett, who sent in a great shot from Mitchell River National Park. He has won a two-night bush retreat package at Bramley National Park.

● The Department of Parks and Wildlife says people should keep well away from the water’s edge when visiting crocodile areas. In the Kimberley, these include rivers, creeks and the ocean.

There’s still time to win in The Sunday Times and PerthNow Parks For People competition, which is in its final week this week.

PerthNow will choose a favourite photo to become the Parks For People Pic of the Day. The best pictures of the week go on to win major prizes, and all winning shots will feature in a giant free wall poster in next Sunday’s paper.

This week’s top prize is a luxury Karijini Eco Retreat in Karijini National Park worth more than $5,000

Among the standout entries so far this week is this picture of paradise sent in by Craig Spittles.

Craig Spittle and partner Joanne Armstrong toast their holiday at Banksia Cove – D’entrecasteux National Park in Walpole.Source:Supplied

“We saw this amazing sunset light up Chatham island in the background so we rushed up to the campsite and grabbed a couple of drinks, set the camera up on a tripod and set the timer,’’ Craig explained.

“It was a fantastic few days. We had the whole campsite and beach there to ourselves for three days. The waves were washing up off the rocks into this little rock pool creating a natural spa for us to enjoy.

“Money can’t buy this sort of experience. We love WA and the adventures and experiences that are on offer for the adventurous spirit.’’

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