Exhibition / SA Museum
27 August 2022
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm Daily
Ends: 30 October 2022
See nature up close through stunning images by professional, emerging and junior photographers who have shown impeccable timing, patience, artistry and technique to capture incredible moments in time.
Celebrating the natural heritage of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea, this breathtaking exhibition allows us to witness the unique beauty of the flora, fauna and landscapes of our own backyard and the world around us.
This year’s exhibition also includes three exciting new categories: Animals in Nature, Astrophotography and Urban Animals.
The exhibition is the culmination of the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Competition founded in 2004 by Perth surgeon and keen amateur photographer Dr Stuart Miller and then gifted to the South Australian Museum in 2009. The competition seeks to recognise and celebrate the special natural values of the broad biogeographical region in which we sit.
Open to both amateur and professional photographers of any age, located anywhere around the world, photographers are invited to submit their nature and wildlife photographs from the bioregion of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea.
Every year the finalist entries are included in the exhibition produced by the South Australian Museum. The stunning beauty of our natural world is placed on display, with professional, emerging and junior photographers alike showcasing incredible talent behind the lens.
The 2022 competition attracted a record number of entries with 2,443 photographs being submitted by 602 photographers from around the world.
The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition and exhibition is owned and produced by the South Australian Museum.
Image: Matty Smith, Head On (detail), Finalist in the Threatened Species category