Winners of the 2016 AG Nature Photographer of the Year competition
THE AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC Nature Photographer of the Year competition (formerly ANZANG) celebrates the natural heritage of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions each year.
This prestigious competition, run by the South Australian Museum, is now in its 12th year and continues to be a brilliant showcase for the unique flora, fauna and landscapes of this part of the world.
Australian Geographic is proud to be a partner in the contest. We understand the power of beautiful photography and are keen to encourage excellence in this pursuit and an appreciation of the special natural values of our own backyards, quite literally.
Congratulations to the winners and runners-up for the 2016 competition:
Matthew McIntosh ‘Piercing Headache‘ (pictured, above)
Georgina Steytler Portfolio
Winner: Wade Hughes ‘Red Whip Ambush‘
Runner up: Matt Curnock, ‘Blue-eyed flatback‘
Winner: Matty Smith, ‘Glaucus Atlanticus‘
Runner up: Georgina Steytler, ‘Mud Skipping‘
Winner: David Westcott, ‘Well, hello!‘
Runner up: Wayne Osborn, ‘Home Shrinking Home‘
Winner: Julie Fletcher, ‘Aligning Planets‘
Runner up: Drew Hopper, ‘Mist Shower‘
Winner: Julie Fletcher, ‘Desert Patterns‘
Runner up: William Patino, ‘Transcendence‘
Winner: Charles Davis, ‘Winters path‘
Runner up: Peter Hill, ‘Leura Falls Creek within a wet and foggy morning‘
Winner: Dianne Galbraith, ‘Swaying‘
Runner up: Joel Durbridge, ‘Float‘
Winner: Doug Gimesy, ‘The Killing Field‘
Runner up: Alex Varani, ‘The whale sharks of Cenderawasih Bay – Two worlds‘
Winner: Bret Charman, ‘Palm Grove Dingo‘
Runner up: Georgina Steytler, ‘Buller’s Albatross, Thalassarche bulleri‘
Winner: Ryan North, ‘Rockpool‘
Runner up: Robert Irwin, ‘Toothy Grin‘
The photos will feature in the next issue of Australian Geographic (AG#134) and be published on a hardcover book available for sale through Magshop.