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October 2014

  • 09 October 2014

    ANZANG Winner Captures Beauty of Underwater Dangers

    The overall and category winners of the 2014 Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year Competition have been announced tonight at the South Australian Museum.

    A bioluminescent bluebottle jellyfish floating in the morning light at Bushrangers Bay, Shellharbour, NSW, has been chosen as the winning entry for 2014. Matthew Smith, a mechanical designer and wildlife photographer from New South Wales, is thrilled to be crowned ANZANG’s overall winner for the photo Physalia Physalis: “I felt shocked and surprised then humbled and honoured. Especially when you consider the high standard of photography from my peers in this year’s competition – I believe it could have been any one of the finalists walking away with the prize on any given day; today was just my lucky day,” he said.