Media Releases Archives

August 2015

  • 26 August 2015

    2015 ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award


    NSW born photographer Marc Lynch has been named winner of the People’s Choice award in the 2015 Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year competition.

    The winning photograph, taken at Curl Curl Beach along Sydney’s northern shores, captures the tail of a crashing wave throwing foamy white shapes into the air.

    “It touches on something that happens every minute of the day, but we don’t see it,” says Lynch.

  • 02 August 2015

    Australian opals exclusive in Adelaide: South Australian Museum announces major opals exhibition for spring 2015 – summer 2016

    The finest opal ever unearthed will be publicly displayed for the first time as part of a multi-million dollar exhibition specially created to celebrate this year’s centenary of opal mining in Australia.

    The South Australian Museum has gathered some of the most unique and fascinating opals from around the world to complement its own significant collection and showcase the beauty and diversity of Australia’s national gemstone.

    The exhibition’s centerpiece, the Virgin Rainbow, is itself worth in excess of a million dollars and its refracting colours defy description.