Snap-happy Jackie


Queens­town photographer Jackie Ranken (below) has snapped up another gong. Ranken’s stunning shot (right) of the Paradise forest near Glenorchy this winter, is one of three in her portfolio judged best in the editorial/illustrative section the prestigious New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography’s Iris Awards.

Ranken, who runs photo safaris in Queenstown with partner Mike Langford, was Photographer of the Year at the event in 2008.