Australasian Nature Photography: ANZANG Ninth Collection by South Australian Museum

By South Australian Museum

Showcases the simplest pictures of animals, crops and landscapes taken in Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea.

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ANZANG Nature Photographer of the yr – 2012Overall Winner

ANZANG Nature Photographer of the yr – 2012Portfolio Prize

Animal Behaviour

Animal Portrait

Botanical Subject

Underwater Subject

desert Landscape

Threatened Species

Black and White


Our Impact



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Indd 31 16/07/12 12:21 PM U N D E R WAT E R S U B J E C T This may be a portrait of an animal or plant, or a habitat shot. indd 32 16/07/12 12:21 PM UNDERWATER SUBJECT – WINNER Grey Nurse Sharks (Carcharias taurus) Justin Gilligan, New South Wales It was a tricky situation for photography, as the vast school of Yellowtail Scad (Trachurus novaezelandiae) swarmed about in an unpredictable fashion. When the Grey Nurse Sharks swam into view, I only had time to take this single picture, before the fish engulfed the entire scene.

Indd 51 16/07/12 12:23 PM T H R E AT E N E D S P E C I E S The subject or subjects may be photographed in any of the following ways: s in portrait s engaged in natural activity s in natural habitat. All entries in this section must be accompanied by an official reference (valid for any of the five years prior to the date of close of entries) from the relevant country’s government agency concerned with flora and fauna verifying the subject’s Threatened, Rare, Vulnerable or Endangered status. indd 52 16/07/12 12:23 PM THREATENED SPECIES – WINNER The last stand: Northern Quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus) Henry Cook, Western Australia With Cane Toads (Bufo marinus) inexorably marching through northern Australia, the Pilbara population of Northern Quoll, isolated by desert, may just be the final stronghold for this enigmatic marsupial.

Indd 38 16/07/12 12:22 PM UNDERWATER SUBJECT Face to face Vanessa Mignon, New South Wales I was observing and photographing the courting behaviour of two Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). Suddenly, one of them ascended right in front of me, and paused there to check me out. Many people had told me that there was nothing like looking into a whale eye, and I could not agree more. indd 39 16/07/12 12:22 PM UNDERWATER SUBJECT Giant encounter Vanessa Mignon, New South Wales Whale Sharks (Rhincodon typus) are regularly observed in Cenderawasih Bay as they gather around the nets of the local fishing platforms.

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