AG Nature Photographer of the Year 2020: Botanical shortlist
BEACON IN THE NIGHT. WARATAH (Telopea speciosissima) This waratah shone like a beacon while I was on a night hike through a Blue Mountains gully last spring. I liked the way the flower head appeared to be erupting out of the inky darkness. As survivors, waratahs draw resources from exceptionally poor soils to produce these spectacular displays.
Image credit: Matthew Stephens, New South Wales
Photos entered in the Botanical category could be habitat or portrait shots. This shortlist is testament to the gorgeous array of landscapes and plant life that surrounds us. These photos will be exhibited at the South Australian Museum in Adelaide from Friday 28 August until Sunday 15 November 2020.