The 2021 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year, a South Australian Museum exhibition opened at the Australian Museum on the 30th October 2021 and runs to the end of January 2022
The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year celebrates the diversity of nature in the bioregion encompassing Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea. This area, known to competition organisers as the ANZANG bioregion, possesses a unique natural heritage stretching back more than 80 million years to the break-up of the great southern continent of Gondwana.
The Nature Photographer of the Year competition began as ANZANG Nature Photography in 2004 when founder Stuart Miller perceived an opportunity to celebrate our region with a competition dedicated solely to its footprint. Today, the South Australian Museum and Australian Geographic, with ongoing support from Stuart Miller, focus on enhancing a general knowledge of this extraordinary region by encouraging photography of the region’s nature and landscapes.
The exhibition celebrates the natural diversity and heritage of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregion. It features the works of professional, amateur and junior photographers from around the world. Their images provoke us to explore and understand the changing nature of our environment and appreciate the wonder that surrounds us.
The exhibition showcases 6 of my prints, shown as a single collection as the Portfolio Prize.
I was fortunate to visit the exhibition a number of times, including a very special showing of my images to my 3 year old daughter.
Showing my daughter one of my exhibited prints.
Judges Comments on the Portfolio Prize
The colours of Australia are celebrated in the shapes and forms caused by the incredible forces of nature. Viewed from above, the landscape has been abstracted into a painterly aesthetic. Demonstrating a keen eye for colour, structure and composition, the resulting portfolio creates curiosity and invites us to consider the landscape in a way that might not be possible from ground level.
With Chrissy Goldrick, Editor, Australian Geographic
Why not immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural world in this stunning photographic exhibition, with more than 100 sensational wildlife and nature photos on display. Visit the Australian Museum before the exhibition closes.