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In the wild
Each year the top nature photographers vie for the Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year. The South Australian Museum exhibits the finalists in what is a stunning display of nature in all its majesty and power.
Many of these photographers spend days in the field to capture that one moment that viewers will see on display.
There is much technical expertise and the photographer must not rely on digital enhancement of photographs. The viewing public also get to vote for their favourite photos. With the winning photographer awarded a people's choice award.
The category winners and prized award for nature photographer of the year were announced on Thursday 9 October 2014. Winners' names will be published on the competition website.
The categories for the ANZANG competition and exhibition are – ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year, Portfolio Prize, Animal Behaviour, Animal Habitat, Animal Portrait, Botanical, Interpretive Photography, Landscape, Monochrome, Our Impact, Threatened Species, Junior photographer.
The finalist's pictures are also preserved in a hard-cover book that is available for purchase from the Museum Shop. The South Australian Museum has a reputation for excellent staging of art works, following on from the exceptional quality of the Waterhouse exhibition.
Dates of Exhibition - 10 October - 30 November Cost - There is a small entry cost. Venue – South Australian Museum
The winners of the ANZANG photographer of the year have just been announced. All images are copyrighted so cannot be printed here. Viewers will just have to see these photographs for themselves. Images in this article are the writers own nature photography.
The standout winning photograph features a blue jellyfish. The organisers have released this comment from the judges about this work. "This photograph stops you in your tracks – the shock of electric blue against the black background is arresting and on contemplation the viewer can become lost in the cosmos-like complexity of the bluebottle's tentacles. The image is hard to fault. It is superb on all fronts: artistic, technical and choice of subject. The central composition and use of over-under photography allow us to take in the full visual impact of the bluebottle and its environment."
There are many more winners in each category for the visitor to see. This exhibition promises to let the viewer be surrounded by a wonderfully diverse range of compelling images.
Don't miss the opportunity to visit to see the best in nature photography in 2014. Bringing our natural world to the fore once again.