20 Years of Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year


Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition with this free display revisiting winners and finalists from the past two decades.

Conceived in 2003 by founder and patron Dr Stuart Miller AM, the then-named Australian, New Zealand, Antarctica, and New Guinea (ANZANG) Nature and Landscape Photographer of the Year arrived in 2004 with a mission: to stoke the public’s fascination with the natural world and provide a platform for emerging and established photographers alike to showcase the flora, fauna, and landscapes of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, and New Guinea bioregion.

The exhibition and competition have been produced by the South Australian Museum since 2009, and year on year the original concept has evolved and grown to become a fixture on the international photography scene attracting thousands of entries from every corner of the globe.

20 Years of Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year features 20 winning shots representing each year of the competition, from the eye of a firestorm captured by last year’s winner Samuel Markham to 2016 winner Matthew McIntosh’s macro shot of mosquitoes feasting on the forehead of a treefrog, or 2010 winner Glenn Ehmke’s face-off between a Gentoo penguin and an elephant seal.
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