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Future Energy

Future Energy

Bruce Moyle

Category: Shows Scientific Equipment or a Research Output

In the vast expanse of the ocean, where beauty meets power, lies a solution to the future energy crisis: offshore wind turbines, standing tall amidst the endless waves, harnessing renewable energy at sea. But what if, in the midst of a tempestuous storm, a rogue wave unleashes its wrath upon one of these towering structures? Picture the clash between this colossal wave and a fixed offshore wind turbine, a moment captured in an experiment conducted at the Model Test Basin of the Australian Maritime College. This menacing scenario reveals the battle between nature’s fury and humanity’s quest for sustainable energy.


This photograph was a finalist in Beaker Street’s annual Science Photography Prize. This highly-respected prize invites all Tasmanians to showcase the wonders of our extraordinary part of the world — which is teeming with science and scientists. Finalist images are displayed at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery during Beaker Street Festival each August, with great prizes on offer for Judges’ and People’s Choice winners.

The Beaker Street Science Photography Prize would not be possible without the support of Full Gamut, Tasmania’s premier fine art printers and long-time sponsor of this competition. Many thanks also go to Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, which donates a generous prize for the People’s Choice winner.