Winners of the 2017 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 13th 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.
GALLERY: 2017 AG Nature Photographer of the Year winners and runners up
Congratulations to the winners and runners-up for the 2017 competition:
Justin Gilligan ‘Predatory Pursuit’ (pictured, above)
Julie Fletcher Portfolio
Winner: Jennie Stock ‘Windblown Egret’
Runner up: Tracey Jennings, ‘Shortfin Scorpion Fish’
Winner: Scott Portelli, ‘Devouring a home’
Runner up: Jason Hosking, ‘The Rehearsal’
Winner: jason Stephens, ‘Happy Wanderer’
Runner up: Tracey Jennings, ‘Arborek Jetty’
Winner: Justin Gilligan, ‘Final Stand’
Runner up: Raoul Slater, ‘Fungus Pair’
Winner: Julie Fletcher, ‘Spirit in Country’
Runner up: Ryan North, ‘Kosciuszko Ice’
Winner: Brian Jones, ‘Iceberg at Paradise Harbour’
Runner up: tracey Jennings, ‘Whaleshark’
Winner: Justin Gilligan, ‘Gill Net’
Runner up: Lea Acaddan, ‘Tied’
Winner: Elizabeth Howell, ‘Coming In For a Drink’
Runner up: Trevor Penfold, ‘Wandering Albatross’
Winner: Georgia Poyner, ‘The Dancer’
Runner up: Tess Poyner, ‘Morning Mist’
GALLERY: 2016 AG Nature Photographer of the Year winners and runners up
The photos will feature in the next issue of Australian Geographic (AG#140) and be published on a hardcover book available for sale through Magshop.