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The Natural History Museum has officially announced Brent Stirton as this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his stunning image of a de-horned black rhino in South Africa. Amongst the winners and finalists were five Australian wildlife photographers, including Justin Gilligan, the AG Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and Chris Bray and Gerry Pearce, long-time AG contributors.
The Australian Museum has officially opened its new permanent exhibition, 200 treasures of the Australian Museum, in partnership with Westpac. The exhibition— staged in the Long Gallery, Australia's oldest museum gallery— now holds some of the country's most precious items. These are some of the highlights.
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The first Australian food to be cultivated abroad was a seashore spinach.
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Australian Geographic brings you iconic images of Australian locations and animals
Hardy Reef on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef is located off the coast of Airlie Beach, in the Whitsunday Islands. The World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef stretches more than 2300km and is home to 600 coral species, more than 100 species of jellyfish, 3000 varieties of molluscs, 500 species of worms, 1625 species of fish, 133 varieties of sharks and rays, and more than 30 species of whales and dolphins.
Photo credit: Mike McCoy/Australian Geographic