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2016 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia. https://www.facebook.com/paula.mcmanus1
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See the winners of this prestigious competition
The 2016 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year awards opened in Adelaide on Thursday 18th August at the South Australian Museum.

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year
Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year (©paula mcmanus)


The competition, formerly known as ANZANG is currently in its 12th year, and the competition continues to grow each year. In 2016, there were more than 2000 entries received from around the world. Only 100 of those were shortlisted for the competition and the best of the best were awarded prizes.

The exhibition is a stunning display of beautiful, breathtaking nature photography taken by professionals, amateurs and children photographers. The photos were all taken within the bioregions of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea.

The annual event is owned and run by the South Australian Museum and their special exhibition gallery is a perfect place to thoroughly enjoy and be inspired by the extraordinary photographs.

Matthew McIntosh Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year
Matthew McIntosh Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year (©paula mcmanus)

Congratulations to the winners and runners-up for the 2016 competition:

Overall winner
Matthew McIntosh 'Piercing Headache'

Portfolio prize
Georgina Steytler Portfolio

Animal portrait
Winner: Wade Hughes 'Red Whip Ambush'
Runner-up: Matt Curnock, 'Blue-eyed flatback'

Animal Behaviour
Winner: Matty Smith, 'Glaucus Atlanticus'
Runner-up: Georgina Steytler, 'Mud Skipping'

Animal habitat
Winner: David Westcott, 'Well, hello!'
Runner-up: Wayne Osborn, 'Home Shrinking Home'

Botanical subject
Winner: Julie Fletcher, 'Aligning Planets'
Runner-up: Drew Hopper, 'Mist Shower'

Landscape
Winner: Julie Fletcher, 'Desert Patterns'
Runner-up: William Patino, 'Transcendence'

Monochrome
Winner: Charles Davis, 'Winters path'
Runner-up: Peter Hill, 'Leura Falls Creek within a wet and foggy morning'

Interpretive
Winner: Dianne Galbraith, 'Swaying'
Runner-up: Joel Durbridge, 'Float'

Our impact
Winner: Doug Gimesy, 'The Killing Field'
Runner-up: Alex Varani, 'The whale sharks of Cenderawasih Bay – Two worlds'

Threatened species
Winner: Bret Charman, 'Palm Grove Dingo'
Runner-up: Georgina Steytler, 'Buller's Albatross, Thalassarche bulleri'

Junior
Winner: Ryan North, 'Rockpool'
Runner-up: Robert Irwin, 'Toothy Grin'

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year
Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year (©paula mcmanus)


The shortlisted and winning photos will be exhibited at both the South Australian Museum in Adelaide, SA (18th August to 3rd October) and the Australian Museum in Sydney, NSW (19th August to 9th October).

A selection of the photos will feature in the September issue of Australian Geographic (AG#134). A hard cover copy of the book, calendars and large unframed prints are available for purchase through the Museum shop.

Plus! While visiting, don't forget to vote for your favourite image in the People's Choice Award

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year
Vote for your favourite photo! (©paula mcmanus)


Where:
South Australian Museum
North Terrace, Adelaide
and, simultaneously at the:
Australian Museum, Sydney

When:
Open daily from 19th August to 3rd October, 2016

Times:
10am - 5pm daily

Admission:
Adelaide:
$9 adults, $7 concession
Kids enter free when accompanied by a paying adult
Museum Members gain unlimited free VIP entry*
Sydney:
$20 Adult, $11 Concession, $3 Child including general admission| $5 Member Adult, $3 Member Child | Family discounts available

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year
Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year (©paula mcmanus)
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Why? See the winners of this most prestigious competition
When: Friday 19th August to Monday 3rd October, 2016
Where: South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: $9 adults $7 concession
Your Comment
I saw a couple of the winning photos in the National Geo mag. They were aesome.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7390) 1181 days ago
This would absolutely be a worthwhile Exhibition to go to, Paula!
by Elaine (score: 3|6760) 1181 days ago
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