Conservation organisation Aussie Ark has returned 50 endangered eastern quolls to a protected, wild sanctuary in the Barrington Tops, NSW.
Koalas have been listed as an endangered species in NSW with government acknowledging there is a significant risk the marsupials could become extinct.
Australia’s extinction record is abysmal, and the best way to stop it is to identify the species at greatest risk. Meet them here and find out how you can help.
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Major Amateur Winner. Light, Arnhem Land, Australia. The birds are Australian brolgas, it was taken from a powered paraglider and is a three-image stitch. 5d mark2. “I submitted this image because I found the abstract nature of the clay lake and the contrasting subtle interplay between the Brolgas very compelling,” says Ben. “It was a tricky shot as I was out shooting landscapes that day at 35mm and knew I would have to get very low to capture the Brolgas in great detail, with a lot of sharp turns and some near misses it all came together in just 3 frames out of 200.”
Major Open Winner. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge in St. Petersburg, Florida. It was a beautiful cloudless day with some patches of rolling fog over the bridge. My friend and I decided to go fishing that mid afternoon. I found out that my reel wasn’t working so I grabbed my camera gear instead. I took a lot of shots around including this long exposure panoramic shot of the bridge. It took me a lot of time waiting and shooting in between the fog to get a good exposure. While waiting during long exposure times, I wished I had my fishing rod as well.
Built Environment Amateur Winner. Location: Lisboa, Portugal.
Nature 10th place. Location: Lake Mungo NSW.
Matt Hutton, 8th place Nature (including landscapes). Location: Kalbarri, Western Australia
Highest Scoring Gigapixel Image in the Open Competition. Location: Russia.
Highest Scoring Spherical/360 Image and Highest Scoring IAPP Member in the Open Competition. Location: Canada.
Highest Scoring Image from Film Capture in the Open Competition. Location: USA.
Nature Open Award 4th place. Location: Tourquay, Victoria, Australia.
The Built Environment category 23rd place. Location: Canberra, Australia.
Nature category 5th place. Location: Broome, Western Australia.
The Built Environment 25th place. Location: Kirribilli, Sydney, Australia.
Highest Scoring HDR Image in the Open Competition. Location: Iran
The Built Environment category 38th place. Location: Perth, Western Australia.
Nature category 7th place. Location: China.
Nature category 19th place. Location: Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia.
Nature category 48th place. Location: Menindee Lake NSW.
The Built Environment category 43rd place. Location: Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia.
Nature category 21st place. Location: North Rams Head, Kosciuszko National park.
Nature category 11th place. Location: Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia.
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