NEWCASTLE Herald photographer Marina Neil is a finalist in the inaugural Women in Sport Photo Action Awards.
Neil, a Walkley Award-winning photographer, was named a finalist for this image from the 2018 women's rugby union grand final between the Waratahs and the Wanderers.
The images take you beyond the gender and the sport to the core of the athlete to reveal their power, skill, athleticism and passionWISPAA creator Louise Evans
The Women in Sport Photo Action Awards (WISPAA) were launched by Women Sport Australia to showcase the skill, strength and athleticism of Australian sportswomen.
WISPAA creator Louise Evans said the finalists had all submitted "beautiful, inspirational, gutsy images".
"The images chosen to be WISPAA finalists portray the finesse and fitness of Australia's female athletes competing at all levels from club to the elite," she said.
"The images take you beyond the gender and the sport to the core of the athlete to reveal their power, skill, athleticism and passion."
WISPAA judge Colleen Petch said the overall quality of photos submitted was exceptional.
The winner will be announced on May 30.
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