When I was younger, my mum introduced me to many different forms of art: drawing, painting, and sculpting. When she gave me my first camera, photography automatically became an extension of the art I could already do. One of the many things I love about photography is that I can take it almost anywhere, and capture a moment in time that will never be repeated. I particularly like taking pictures of nature because of the different colours, shapes and patterns, but also because it is next to impossible to recreate the same nature image twice. I chose this image of an eel at Paluma as my compact print because I found the contrast between water ripples, eel shape and gold colour, striking.