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Saltwater cruising

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Immerse yourself in the cultural verve of Arnhem Land and Cape York and let the yidaki’s spirit stir your soul.

GALLERY: Aperture Photography Conference 2018

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FEATURING SOME of Australia’s finest photographers, the inaugural photography conference Aperture Australia will take place on the weekend 28-29 April at the newly opened Sydney International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour. You can purchase tickets HERE.

Gallery: AIPP 2017 Photography Award winners

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The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) has announced the 2017 winners of its prestigious annual photography awards. Both Australian and international photographers competed across 24 categories, including travel, landscape, animals, science and people. Here are our favourites of the stunning award-winning shots.

Aerial photography of Victoria

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Peter Virag, a self-taught photographer who’s lived in Melbourne since 2007, says that drone photography has the ability to capture striking perspectives of otherwise mundane subjects. Here, he shares with us the abstract patterns and vivid colours of parts of Victoria. instagram.com/peterviragphoto www.twitter.com/peterviragphoto

An illustrated guide to Australia’s banksias

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Propellers and porcupines, hairpins and tennis balls — the common names for some of Australia’s 78 species of banksia speak volumes about their distinctiveness and diversity. All but one — the tropical banksia — are found only in Australia. South-western WA hogs most of the limelight with more than 80 per cent of species. What appears to be one large, showy flower is actually a dense cluster of up to several thousand individual blossoms. Their nectar once provided a sweet treat for Aboriginal people, who sucked the flower spike or soaked it in water to make a drink. After flowering, the spike develops into a woody cone with tightly closed follicles, each containing one or two ‘winged’ seeds.

Gallery: Saving our platypuses

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Research on platypus numbers and distribution is being stepped up as science tries new ways to document this elusive Australian species. Photography by Doug Gimesy.