Photography Finalists Announced

03 September 2014

Praise to the rain by Charles H Davis, Finalist, Monochrome, ANZANG 2014.

Praise to the rain by Charles H Davis (NSW), Finalist, Monochrome, ANZANG 2014.

A spectacular gallery of moving, intriguing and beautiful images of wildlife and landscapes will be on show at the South Australian Museum in October.

Featured in the current issue of Australian Geographic Magazine, on sale today, the 2014 Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year finalist entries includes stunning photographs submitted across ten categories.

All images have been captured in picturesque regions of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea.

The exhibition of finalists’ photographs opens at the South Australian Museum on Friday 10 October, where the overall and category prizewinners will be announced. The exhibition runs until 28 November before it tours interstate.

South Australian Museum Exhibition Manager Tim Gilchrist says, “Every image offers the viewer an opportunity to explore a new region or discover a new species they might never otherwise be introduced to.

“The Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year Prize not only encourages awareness of biodiversity and conservation in a fascinating and important part of the world; it showcases the incredible talent of our photographers, who often spend months capturing the perfect shot.”

The Editor-in-Chief of Australian Geographic Chrissie Goldrick says, “This year’s shortlist delivers a powerful statement about the diversity of the ANZANG region as perfectly executed portraits of miniscule invertebrates stand side by side with awe inspiring images of our largest and most majestic marine mammals. The junior category is especially exciting this year with some excellent technical skills on show here.”