The craggy summit of Mount Procyon is reflected in the calm waters of Square Lake during a vibrant cloudless sunset in the Western Arthur Range.

    Western Arthur Range, Southwest National Park, Tasmania

    Sony A7R Mk II, 16–35mm, 1/13, f/9, ISO 100, tripod

    Photo Credit: Luke Tscharke, Tasmania


    On arrival at Bluff Knoll there was a clear sky, so my expectations were low. Within minutes the peaks created their own clouds, as they areknown to do, and just in time for sunrise created this stunning scene.

    Stirling Ranges, Western Australia

    Sony A7rII, Zeiss 16–35mm, 1/100, f/8, ISO 500, Benro tripod

    Photo Credit: Dylan Fox, Western Australia


    Flying over the tidal flats at first light with the right tides turns these small creeks into rivers of gold. I have always been amazed by the patterns over these mud fl ats of the Kimberley, and getting all of the elements together made this one of my favourite images.

    Derby, Kimberley, Western Australia

    Canon 5D4, 24–105mm f/4L IS II USM, 1/1000, f/13, ISO 800, handheld out of a helicopter

    Photo Credit: Sean Scott, Queensland


    I remember feeling excited when I awoke to fog and no wind. Having shot in the early morning for 20 years, I know how rare it is for all the elements to come together. I carefully considered the camera settings and tripod location, aiming to isolate the trees from the background.

    Lake Tinaroo, Queensland

    Pentax K-3 II DA 15mm, 1/160, F/9.0, ISO100, tripod

    Photo Credit: Ollie Tabbatha Cool, New South Wales


    This image was taken during an overnight hike to Pouakai Hut, 1km away from this tarn. Pristine views of Taranaki are possible here during calm conditions and I waited for the clouds to clear for an hour with my tripod submerged in the tarn. As sunset approached, the clouds melted away revealing the beauty of Taranaki.

    Pouakai Track, New Zealand

    Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 16–35mm f/2.8II, circular polariser, three stop soft – edged GND, carbon fibre tripod

    Photo Credit: Dylan Toh, South Australia


    Flying over the tidal flats of Broome reveals the vibrant patterns and colours of the sandbank. With the right moon phase, tide and light, the water becomes crystal clear and is one of my favourite things to photograph in the Kimberley.

    Broome, Kimberley, Western Australia

    Canon 5D4, 24–105mm f/4L IS II USM, 1/1250, f/6.3, ISO 640, handheld

    Photo Credit: Sean Scott, Queensland


    Broken Dreams was from one of my most rewarding but confronting shoots. After the Sampson Flat bushfires swept through the northern Adelaide Hills, I spent a lot of time shooting the aftermath and rebirth during the following year. This particular early morning shoot brought with it fog and an amazing mood.

    Gumeracha, South Australia

    Sony A7R, Sony 55mm, 1/5, f/10, ISO 100, tripod

    Photo Credit: Ben Goode, South Australia


    Camping in this national park is one of my favourite things to do. After a late afternoon storm came over I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. A quick run to the beach put me in the perfect position to shoot the most incredible rainbow I have ever seen.

    Minnie Waters, Yuraygir National Park, New South Wales

    Canon 1DX Mk II, 11–24mm f/4L USM, 1/200, f/6.3, ISO 400, handheld

    Photo Credit: Sean Scott, Queensland


    Grease ice makes a snaking trail to a large tabular iceberg at sunrise near the entrance to Antarctic Sound in Antarctica. Grease ice is the first stage of the ocean starting to freeze and helps to lead the eye into the frame and the magnificent iceberg.

    Near the entrance to Antarctic Sound, Antarctica

    Canon EOS1DX Mk II, Canon 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS Mk II, 1/320, f/7.1, ISO 800, handheld

    Photo Credit: Joshua Holko, Victoria


    A fleeting moment at sunrise as a wave breaks and a spectrum of colour is created throughout its spray. I have visualised photographing this scene for years but the elements didn’t allow it until now.

    Tallow Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales

    Sony A7R2, Sony 70–200mm f/4, 1/5000, f/4, ISO 400, FreeFly Alta 6 drone

    Photo Credit: Craig Parry, New South Wales

    The AG Nature Photographer of the Year Awards are sponsored by Coral Expeditions.

    Photo Credit: Coral Expeditions

AG Nature Photographer of the Year 2018: Landscape shortlist

By AG STAFF | June 18, 2018

This category asked for photographs of landscape or seascape with minimal evidence of human settlement or interference. These photos will be exhibited at the South Australian Museum in Adelaide (24 August – 11 November 2018 ) and the Australian Museum in Sydney (24 August to 27 January)