AG’s Nature Photographer of 2019
An eastern quoll at Mount Field national park in Tasmania. The image won the portfolio prize in the 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year awards. Photograph: Charles Davis/South Australian Museum.
A beached fin whale being circled by sharks and eastern grey kangaroos in a snowstorm are among the standout images in the 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year awards.
The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2019 is on at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney until 20 October 2019 and the South Australian Museum until 10 November.
Fin Whale’s Demise: A fin whale sits beached less than five metres from shore at Cheynes Beach in Albany, Western Australia. Bronze whalers and great whites feasted on the remains before removal. Photograph: Matt Beetson/South Australian Museum.
Mountain Echidna: ‘I followed this short-beaked echidna for two days [in Main Range, New South Wales], its little tracks in the fresh snow leading me for kilometres to every dead tree and tuft of grass on the snow-covered range. When I finally tracked it down it was over 2,000 metres above sea level and not bothered in the slightest about being surrounded by snow and ice. Photograph: Charles Davis/South Australian Museum.
Winner, our impact
The Watering Hole:The Menindee Lakes were deliberately drained in 2016-17 and NSW has experienced a lengthy drought. Animals and birds desperately seek food and water and there is very little left. Lake Cawndilla is now just a drying lakebed scattered with the remains of our native animals. Photograph: Melissa Williams/South Australian Museum.
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Read more: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-15/australian-geographic-nature-photographer-of-the-year/11408742