A Poignant Photo Of Life And Death Has Won The Australian Nature Photographer Of The Year Competition

A Poignant Photo Of Life And Death Has Won The Australian Nature Photographer Of The Year Competition

Ashley Johnson won the overall winner of the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022 for her poignant photograph of life and death titled “Prey of Nature.”

Ashley Johnson captured the overall winner of the 2022 Nature Geographic Australia Photographer of the Year competition, taking home the AU$10,000 prize for capturing a photo of a shark circling the carcass of a young whale. “Nature’s Prey” was shot in Western Australia’s Coral Bay and emphasized the wild nature of its ecosystem.

The Australian Natural Geography Photographer of the Year competition, formerly known as ANZANG, is run by the South Australian Museum and is open to all photographers of all ages, skill levels, and nationalities.

You exhibited This competition at the South Australian Museum until October 30. For more information, you can visit the museum’s website.

overall winner

  • Ashley Johnson

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

Johnson explains:

For days, the tourist boats watched the body of the young whale move slowly in the bay, getting sicker and slower, and the shark bite marks on its body became more apparent. When my friends informed me, I quickly went to the place where the body of the whale had fallen, and around it, I saw several sharks that were well fed.

Winner of the endangered species category

  • Jack Welton

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

Second place in the endangered species category

  • Matty Smith

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

Astronomical photography category winner

  • Jason Perry

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

Astronomical photography category winner

  • William Godward

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

Monochrome category winner

  • Jason Pratt

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

Second place in the monochrome category

  • Mount Jude

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

Winner of the animals in the nature category

  • Janko click

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

Second place in the variety of animals in nature

  • Don’t try

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

Second place in the array of urban animals

  • Gary Meredith

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

Portfolio winner

  • Alejandro Trevino

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

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Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

Winner of our influence category

  • Alan Kwak

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

Second place in our influence category

  • Jiayuan Liang

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

Winner of the landscape category

  • Yan Zhang

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

Second place in the landscape category

  • Eli Morris

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

Winner of the Botany category

  • James Dorsey

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

Second place in the botany category

  • Justin Gilligan

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022

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