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Wildlife

AG Nature Photographer of the Year 2020: Animal habitat shortlist

In this category, we asked for photos showing animals in the environment in which they live – this environment could be natural or built, and the animal, either native or feral. The only rule was that the animal must not be captive and has claimed the habitat independently. This shortlist shows the beautiful variety of landscapes and animals we enjoy in Australia. These photos will be exhibited at the South Australian Museum in Adelaide from Friday 28 August until Sunday 15 November 2020.

Wildlife

AG Nature Photographer of the Year 2020: Junior shortlist

This shortlist showcases the finest nature photography from entrants under the age of 18. The beauty of the shots contained is indicative of the talent in our budding Australian photographers. These photos will be exhibited at the South Australian Museum in Adelaide from Friday 28 August until Sunday 15 November 2020.

Wildlife

AG Nature Photographer of the Year 2020: Monochrome shortlist

Stunning photos of landscapes and animals sit side by side in a gallery that may be without colour, but certainly isn’t without interest. Photographs could be sepia-toned or infrared. These photos will be exhibited at the South Australian Museum in Adelaide from Friday 28 August until Sunday 15 November 2020.

March of the spider crabs: Justin Gilligan

Talking Australia
Talking Australia
March of the spider crabs: Justin Gilligan
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Each winter, thousands of spider crabs rise up from the depths of Bass Strait to gather for one of the world’s most extraordinary natural spectacles. For many years these mass aggregations went on relatively unknown to the wider public until in recent years films, such as David Attenborough’s Blue Planet 2, shed light on to the wildlife spectacle.  Nature photographer Justin Gilligan jumped into the cold waters in Port Phillip bay to capture the event during which the crabs moult their tough exoskeletons. This makes them easy bait for predators such as Australia’s largest stingrays.  But since last year’s march the crabs are facing another threat – from fishers who could potentially end this spectacle.   This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Angela Heathcote (Digital Producer at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com). You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic

How to make a living as a professional adventurer and photographer: Chris Bray

Talking Australia
Talking Australia
How to make a living as a professional adventurer and photographer: Chris Bray
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Engineer and professional adventurer Chris Bray turned his passion for nature photography into a thriving business – teaching people how to photograph animals around the globe. His adventurous life started early on a boat with his parents and sister as they sailed around the world. On this episode of Talking Australia Chris chats about his upbringing and how he discovered his passion for photography, and about a hair-raising, high-risk sailing trip through the North West Passage on an old wooden junk, which could have ended his career before it even started. Currently he lives on Christmas Island where he has established an eco-lodge. With the sea at his front door and a wild and remote Indian Ocean island as his playground, Chris has a story you won’t want to miss! This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Liz Ginis (Managing Editor Digital at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com) You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic