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Derek Gerstmann
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Attended University of Western Australia
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Whoa. One of my photos to the National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest just got featured in their top picks. Stunned! Hopefully, I make the next round!

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/photo-contest-outdoor-scenes/?utm_source=NatGeocom&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=inside_20150703&utm_campaign=Content#/switzerland-zermatt-gorner-glacier_90813_600x450.jpg
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An ant destroys the petal of a naturalised bluebell flower (Centrosema pubescens) in the dense jungle of the interior of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.
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Mimosa pudica is widespread in the interior of the island of Rarotonga, and its characteristic flower offers a captivating display of long colorful tendrils.
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A southerly blows along the Kapiti coast, adding waves to the western shores and a snap of cold to the air.
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On a clear day, Kapiti island can be seen off in the distance from just about anywhere along the rugged western coastline of the North Island.
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A giant hermit crab takes a break after walking for hours along the beach in Aitutaki, Cook Islands.
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Wigmore's Waterfall (locally known as Papua Waterfall) is largely a seasonal runoff, but it is one of the few accessible falls on the Island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.
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A giant while spotted eel lays in wait on its perch along an outcropping of rocky coral on the island of Aitutaki as it takes its time to find an appropriately sized fish for lunch.
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Near one of the central farms found in the jungle interior of the island of Rarotonga, a goat stops and stares at the silly human with a camera for a moment, before continuing to munch away at the plentiful bounty of grass covering the ground.
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The Kapiti Coast stretches out into the distance under the cold light of the winter sun.
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A hermit crab lifts itself off the sandy beach and struggles to right itself under a heavy oblong gray shell.
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Education
  • University of Western Australia
    PhD
  • Bournemouth University
    MSc
  • University of Washington
    BSci
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Tagline
Photographer and World Traveller. Researcher at Weta Digital. Powered by boutique-roasted espresso and head-bobbin` good tunes. Stuck in a strange, modern, superficial world.
Introduction

Viz, Compute, Graphics, FX, Film, Design, Research, Beach, Cycling, Music.

Bragging rights
Lost my ego somewhere in-between being amazed at the world, and being amused by silly people.
Work
Occupation
Researcher at Weta Digital. Photographer & World Traveller.
Skills
Graphics, compute, visualisation, compilers, research, development, analysis and design.
Employment
  • Weta Digital
    Researcher, present
  • DeftGaze
    Photographer, present
  • University of Western Australia
    Visualisation Research Fellow
  • Apple Inc.
    Software Engineer (OpenCL)
  • Weta Digital
    Production Engineer
  • ATI Research
    Software Engineer (GPGPU)
  • Cycling '74
    Software Engineer
  • Industrial Light and Magic
    R&D TD Intern
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Gender
Male
Other names
voidcycles, dg, deftgaze