A stunning photograph of a Giant Australian Cuttlefish has taken out the top prize in the 2022 Seniors Card Through the Lens photographic competition.

The image titled ‘Cruising’ was taken by Seniors Card member, Ian Patterson, in Point Lowly near Whyalla at a depth of three metres.

The winning photo was chosen from more than 700 entries and will feature with other category winners on the cover of the 2023 Seniors Card Discount Directory, Your Lifestyle Guide.

Through the Lens is Office for Ageing Well’s annual photographic competition for Seniors Card members, which showcases and celebrates the skills and creativity of older South Australians.

In the lead up to International Day of Older Persons on 1 October, photography winners in six categories were announced at a special launch event held at the City Library, and include:

  • Landscape and nature/Judge’s Choice – Cruising – Ian Patterson
  • Artistic photography – I Disappear – Paul O’Leary
  • Portrait – RIP Micky – Liz Daniels
  • Active ageing – Senior Swans – Suzanne Opitz
  • Meaningful connections – Pop and Grandson. "The cycle of life" – Cherie Anderson

Office for Ageing Well A/Executive Director, Cassie Mason said “Through the Lens celebrates the creativity and photographic talents of South Australia’s Seniors Card members, and serves as a reminder that it is never too late to start a new hobby or renew enthusiasm for an existing one”.

“Photos speak a thousand words and Through the Lens is a wonderful opportunity for Seniors Card members to share photos that they have taken, that reflect their lives and interests”.

Finalists and winners in each of the categories will have their work featured in the Through the Lens exhibition at the City Library throughout October.

Read more about Through the Lens and view the winning and shortlisted photos.

Main photo: 2022 Through the Lens category award winners (L – R) Ian Patterson, Cherie Anderson, Suzanne Opitz, Paul O’Leary

2022 Through the Lens winners

Landscape and nature/Judge’s Choice – Cruising, Ian Patterson

Active ageing – Senior Swans, Suzanne Opitz

Artistic photography – I Disappear, Paul O’Leary

Meaningful connections – Pop and Grandson. "The cycle of life", Cherie Anderson

Portrait – RIP Micky, Liz Daniels