SMILE IT'S CONTAGIOUS (detail)

SMILE IT'S CONTAGIOUS (detail)

by McKinley Moens, New South Wales

Finalist, Junior category, 2018 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

AUSTRALIAN SEA LION FAMILY PORTRAIT (detail)

AUSTRALIAN SEA LION FAMILY PORTRAIT (detail)

by Matthew Smith, New South Wales

Finalist, Threatened Species category, 2018 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year8

FACING OFF WITH AN ANEMONEFISH (detail)

FACING OFF WITH AN ANEMONEFISH (detail)

by Frederieke Kroon, Queensland

Finalist, Animal Habitat category, 2018 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

PENGUIN VS THE WORLD (detail)

PENGUIN VS THE WORLD (detail)

by Andrew Peacock, Queensland

Finalist, Our Impact category, 2018 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

FISHING SHARKS (detail)

FISHING SHARKS (detail)

by Sean Scott, Queensland

Finalist, Animal Habitat category, 2018 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

BREATHE (detail)

BREATHE (detail)

by Scott Portelli, New South Wales

Finalist, Monochrome category, 2018 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

 

Entries for the 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year have now closed. Entries were open from Tuesday 20 November 2018 until Friday 25 January 2019 at 5:00pm Australian Central Daylight Time.

Best of luck to all entrants. Entrants will receive an update around mid March.

Prize winners will be announced at the South Australian Museum on Thursday 15 August 2019.

 

 

About Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition celebrates the natural heritage of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions each year.

Photographers from around the world are invited to submit their nature and wildlife photographs from the bioregion of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the New Guinea. For the purposes of this competition the region of New Guinea is limited to the west by the Wallace Line (the bio-geographical line extending between Bali and Lombok northward through the Makassar Strait between Borneo and Sulawesi). To the east the New Guinea region includes the Bismarck and Solomon Archipelagos and islands of the South West Pacific, with its eastern boundary formed by the International Date Line. Antarctica includes the Sub-Antarctic Islands, which for the purposes of this competition are those south of the Antarctic Convergence or Antarctic Polar Front.

Every year the finalist entries are included in an exhibition developed by the South Australian Museum. The stunning beauty of our natural world is placed on display, with professional, emerging and junior photographers alike showing impeccable timing, patience, artistry and technique to capture superb moments in time. 

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