Winning Top End Instagram shots exhibited in Darwin

By AG Staff 20 April 2017
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Over 70 stunning photos of the Northern Territory taken by local Instagrammers are currently on display in Darwin. Here’s our pick of some of the best.

AS OF JANUARY this year, there were 5 million active users of the photo sharing social media platform Instagram in Australia alone (according to Social Media News).

Putting aside all the selfies and blurry happy snaps, this means the opportunity to capture, share and consume stunning images of the Australian landscape has sky rocketed.

It’s an opportunity that hasn’t gone unnoticed by tourism boards, for whom locals with a camera and an eye for beauty and detail – whether pro or amateur – have become the best advocates and marketers for their home regions. 

gouldian finch

Gouldian finch at Territory Wildlife Park, Berry Springs. (Image: @meerkatharry)

Enter iNsTagrammers, a photography exhibition currently on display at the Northern Territory Library (NTL) in Parliament House, Darwin, showcasing a selection of more than 70 of the best Instagram shots of the Top End, taken by local Territorians themselves.

“The featured photographers in the exhibition were selected for their ability to capture incredible Territory moments that represent the diverse beauty of our life and landscape,” said Patrick Gregory, Director of NTL.

We’ve picked a selection of our favourite shots from the exhibition, iNsTagrammers: the best in NT photography from Instagram, which runs until 2 July 2017.

Darwin Harbour lightning

Lightning strikes over Darwin Harbour. (Image: @tunapuff)

beswick community

Wugularr (Beswick) Community. (Image: @kylextaylor)

northern territory

“Somewhere along the north-west coastline.” (Image: @michaelfranchi (senior photographer at NT News)

mandorah jetty

Mandorah Jetty. (Image: @tunapuff)

adelaide river

White-bellied sea eagle with prey at Adelaide River. (Image: @michaelfranchi)

northern territory

“The arteries of the outback from 30,000 feet.” (Image: @damienjryan)

doctor's gully

Hundreds of wild fish swim to the fish feeding sanctuary at Doctor’s Gully in Darwin for a few hours each day to be hand fed pieces of bread by tourists before returning to the sea with the receding tide. Regular fish visitors include milkfish, mullet, catfish, batfish and barramundi. (Image: @meerkatharry)

Black kite

Black kite, Central Australia. (Image: @siri.omberg)