Nature Abounds


Australian Geographic’s 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year competition is a spectacular celebration of our rich and rare wild beauty.

Overall Winner
Predatory Pursuit
Spider crabs, Leptomithrax gaimardii; Maori octopus, Octopus maorum
Justin Gilligan, New South Wales
Nikon D810, 15mm f/2.8, 1/100, f/14, ISO 400, two Ikelite DS161 strobes, Nauticam housing
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Winner Animal Portrait
Windblown Egret
Little egret, Egretta garzetta
Jennie Stock,Western Australia
Nikon D7200, Sigma 150–600mm Sport at 440mm, 1/1000, f/6.3, ISO 100, monopod
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Winner Landscape
Spirit in Country
Julie Fletcher,South Australia
Nikon D800, Nikon 24–70mm, 1/1600, f/8, ISO 200, handheld
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Winner Animal Behaviour
Devouring a home
Giant jellyfish, Tiburonia granrojo; green turtles, Chelonia mydas
Scott Portelli, New South Wales
Canon 5D Mk III, 16–35mm, 1/200, f/11, ISO 250
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Winner Threatened Species
Coming in for a Drink
Grey-headed flying-fox, Pteropus poliocephalus
Status: Vulnerable
Elizabeth Howell, New South Wales
Nikon D500, 200–500mm at 500mm, 1/1250, f/7.1, ISO 720
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2017 AG Nature Photographer of the Year winners
more at Australian Geographic

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