The latest winner of the ABC Best Bus photo competition features a striking red double-decker and the glorious backdrop of a national landmark
A key theme emerging in the evolving ABC Best Bus photo competition seems to be the backgrounds of the wonderful photos that ABC is receiving.
September is no exception as Damien from Fantastic Aussie Tours, which runs the Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, took home the prize with an amazing entry.
In another packed month of photos submitted to ABC, there were plenty of finalists and a couple of honourable mentions.
We loved the photo that Steven Stavridis from StavLink Transport sent through of a fresh looking coach in action, while Richard McDonald’s shot of a Kinetic wrapped Mercedes-Benz Irizar i6 in Perth’s glorious sunshine was also eye-catching.
For more sun-filled photos, Neil Hicks’ submission of a Port Stephens coach on the run impressed, while Basil Hancock’s AAT Kings Uluru shot and Chris Bulzomi’s photo of his coach on a dusty track were both highlights.
An honourable mention goes to Colin Anderson for his picturesque snap of a Tropic Wings vehicle parked up underneath a rainbow.
Despite this great photo, Damien’s Blue Mountains Explorer shot was a clear winner in an impressive month of photos. The bus in focus is a 2017 BCI Citirider custom built for use on the Blue Mountains Explorer service.
“We were so impressed with this vehicle that we immediately ordered a second,” Damien told ABC.
“They both service the Explorer bus route daily and carry more than 65,000 passengers every year!”
As the winner of the monthly competition, Damien and the Fantastic Aussie Tours team received a free 12-month subscription to ABC magazine, while the winning photo is also being shown off as ABC’s Facebook cover photo for September.
Don’t forget to send through your Best Bus photos for October and the months ahead via email and keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details!
Check out the winning photo below.