3rd Place - Honor of Distinction
Biography: Daisy Gilardini is based in Lugano, Ticino, the sunshine state of Switzerland. She started taking photography seriously during her first trip to India in 1989 and since then has visited more than 65 countries with camera in hand. After falling in love with Antarctica during her first trip there in 1997, she has spent most of her time photographing the Polar Regions. In more than a decade of polar explorations she joined eighteen expeditions to Antarctica and twenty-four to the Arctic, most of them on research vessels and icebreakers, one on a sailing boat, some overland and in 2006 she joined...