UNKNOWN BUT BEAUTIFUL (detail)

UNKNOWN BUT BEAUTIFUL (detail)

by Alex Pike, New South Wales

Finalist, Threatened Species category, 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

ON ICE (detail)

ON ICE (detail)

by Jack C. Shick, Lord Howe Island

Finalist, Monochrome category, 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

THE EXCHANGE (detail)

THE EXCHANGE (detail)

by Shelley Pearson, Western Australia

Finalist, Threatened Species category, 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

RAGING TIDE (detail)

RAGING TIDE (detail)

by Tim Fan, New South Wales

Finalist, Landscape category, 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

SPIDER ON ICE (detail)

SPIDER ON ICE (detail)

by Raoul Slater, Queensland

Finalist, Animal Habitat category, 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

LEMON-SCENTED SUN ORCHID (detail)

LEMON-SCENTED SUN ORCHID (detail)

by Georgina Steytler, Western Australia

Finalist, Botanical category, 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

TRASH OR TREASURE (detail)

TRASH OR TREASURE (detail)

by Matt Wright, Queensland

Finalist, Our Impact category, 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

The 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year shortlist of finalists has been announced!

This year the competition received 2.219 incredible nature and wildlife photographs taken from the bioregion of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea. From this selection, 75 finalists have been chosen and will be included in a public exhibition developed by the South Australian Museum, the exhibition will run from 16 August – 10 November. Congratulations to all finalists!

Winners will be announced at the official launch at the South Australian Museum on Thursday 15 August. 

We hope you enjoy this year's Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year!

 

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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