Celebrating the Beauty of Australian Birds: A Look at the Winning Images from the 2022 BirdLife Australia Photography Awards
The 2022 BirdLife Australia Photography Awards have recently revealed their winning images, selected from a pool of over 5,600 submissions from photographers worldwide.
The competition not only served as a way to raise funds for bird conservation efforts, but also as a celebration of the beauty and diversity of these amazing creatures. This year’s categories included “Bird Portrait,” “Special Theme (Australasian Robins),” “Bird Behavior,” and “Birds in Backyards,” just to name a few. Take a look at some of the stunning photos that made it to the winning list in the gallery below.
Birds In Flight: “White-Faced Storm Petrel” By John Harrison (Winner)
“Storm petrels regularly exhibit this water-skiing behavior whilst searching for food on the water’s surface, but I have never seen such a perfectly timed photo of the moment of impact.” White-faced Storm Petrel, Near Eaglehawk Neck, Tas Continue reading »
Temple of Boom: A Vivid Tribute to The Parthenon
The National Gallery of Victoria just unveiled ‘Temple of Boom’, an exuberant replica of The Parthenon in the heart of Melbourne, Australia. Continue reading »
Spectacular Winning Images of The 2022 BirdLife Australia Photography Awards
A shy albatross, a skydiving kestrel and a curious galah are among the shortlisted and winning photos in this year’s bird photography prize, chosen from more than 5,600 images. Funds raised by the competition support bird conservation programs.
What’s Mine is Yours – Bird behaviour finalist
Two fairy terns share a sardine. Photograph: Rebecca Harrison Continue reading »
The Top 12 Entries for the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Image Contest 2022
Lab-grown spinal cords and glowing fish larvae are among the incredible images from the researchers at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at Queensland University, as they celebrate national science week with an annual competition to find the best pictures taken under the microscope.
Hippocampal neurons play a critical role in memory formation. Here, the neurons have been highlighted with monomeric and polymerized actin and green fluorescence protein. Photograph: Belal Shohayeb Continue reading »
Spectacular Winning Images of The 2022 Australia’s National Photographic Portrait Prize
Wayne Quilliam’s Silent Strength, a photograph of Aurukun man Eric Yunkaporta, has won the 2022 national photographic portrait prize. Quilliam says the capture of Yunkaporta in ceremonial headwear is akin to a trickle of water merging into a small stream, then into the ocean.
As Melbourne struggles through many days of restrictions, with limited options to play and learn for the kids, four-year-old astronaut Mia puts on her homemade space suit and helmet and goes on exploration missions in the familiar neighbourhood, using her imagination to turn the mundane world around her into an exciting adventure. This photograph is one of the memories from our daily walks, one of the stories we found. The lockdowns have ended. We’ll outgrow the costume. But the time spent together exploring and imagining is one special gift to keep. Photograph: Andrew Rovenko Continue reading »
Did You Know There’s an Annual Duck Fashion Show In Australia?
Forget about New York Fashion Week or the Paris runway. In Sydney, Australia, well-dressed ducks steal the scene at the annual “Pied Piper Duck Show”, an event that’s part of Sydney’s Royal Easter Show for more than 30 years. Continue reading »
The BirdLife Australia 2022 Calendar is Here!
January: Papuan pitta. These small, ground-dwelling birds migrate from New Guinea to breed in the humid rainforests of the northern Cape York Peninsula during the wet season (between December and March). Despite their bright plumage, these secretive birds are more easily heard than seen ‒ but can be spotted alone or in pairs, foraging among the leaf litter for prey. Photograph: Laurie Ross Continue reading »
Australian Firefighters Release Their Steaming Hot 2022 Calendar To Help US Charities
Australian firefighters are doing God’s work. And not only on but off duty as well. Continuing their tradition, the gang is releasing a charity calendar for 2022 to help animals in need. Continue reading »
Incredible Winning Images of The Nature Conservancy Australia 2021 Photo Contest
The Nature Conservancy is proud to announce the winners by category of our 2021 contest.
“Life Colour”. During the wet season the Gulf of Carpentaria in tropical north Queensland holds a myriad of winding rivers, estuaries, creeks and streams that create one of nature’s intricate vivid landscapes. Lush green mangroves line the mud flats accentuated by the tidal waters and months of rain filling the artesian basin. (Photo by Scott Portelli/Nature Conservancy Australia 2021 Photo Contest) Continue reading »
Winning Images Of The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year
Lunettes: Landscape By Callie Chee
Here are the winners and finalists of the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2021 competition. The South Australian Museum announced the results. Over 2,200 images were submitted from photographers around the country. An image of a leafy seadragon hiding in shallow reefs located in the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, was declared the Overall Winner. Continue reading »
In Love To Nature And The Sea, This Artist Upcycles Old Surfboards And Create Art On Them
According to an artist: “My name is Claire Marie. I am a full-time surfboard artist based in Western Australia.
Why is my work different? – I take old surfboards that have had their time out in the ocean and are destined for the landfill, and I create pieces of art from them. The boards are custom hand-painted pieces, and these are up-cycled second-hand surfboards, sealed for display only! Continue reading »
Australia’s Silo Murals Make a Road Trip an Art Odyssey
Silo art has turned the Australian outback into a vast outdoor gallery. Dotted across the country, the gigantic murals give those exploring the land an insight into the people who live there.
Painted on old GrainCorp silos, this mural at Sheep Hills in western Victoria is a tribute to the traditional owners of the area. The Melbourne artist Adnate spent four weeks with the community and wanted to shine a light on the region’s young Indigenous people and show the strong ancestral connection that they share with their elders. (Leigh Henningham/Alamy) Continue reading »
Photographer Derry Moroney Captures Breathtaking Aerial “Tree Of Life” Photos Of A Receding Lake
Derry Moroney is an Australian photographer who recently captured photos of a unique “Tree of Life” phenomenon that appeared on the receding Lake Cakora in Brooms Head, New South Wales, and the photos will take your breath away. Continue reading »
Australian Photography Awards Winners Show the Beauty and Weirdness of The Time that We Live In
Nicole Reed/Australian Photographer of the Year, winner
Australian Photography Awards (APA) recognizes and celebrates Australian photographers and their work. This year’s winners have just been announced, and it’s a truly wonderful collection of images. They show us the touching, difficult, but also the beautiful side of living in this world at this time. Continue reading »
Australian Firefighters Pose For Their 2021 Charity Calendar To Treat Injured Wildlife From The Recent Fires
The Australian Firefighters Calendar was established in 1993 to support the Children’s Hospital Foundation, providing funds for research into childhood burns. Since then, it has raised over $3.2 million for various charities, and considering the way 2020 has unfolded so far, we really need it this year too. Continue reading »
Bums for The Bush: The Cheeky Campaign Helping Aussie Farmers
The Camden Farms Student Society, a group of 3rd year DVM students, is tasked with organizing events during their year on the Camden campus, including the annual nude calendar. Continue reading »
Australian Artist Illustrates Her Obsession With Plants
Samantha is an Australian illustrator obsessed with plants. The Melbourne-based graphic designer incorporates greenery into her compositions and reveals that she lives in an urban jungle surrounded by indoor plants, and she is loving it! Being the creator of a project titled Good Weather Club she explains that she likes making her illustrations colorful and vibrant. Continue reading »
Australians Who Leave House Only To Take Out Trash Have Started Dressing In Costumes To Do it
If you are following the rules of the COVID-19 quarantine responsibly, you probably only leave your house when you really have to. Continue reading »
Hot Australian Firefighters Pose With Animals For The New 2020 Calendars
From its humble beginnings, The Australian Firefighters Calendar was established in 1993 to support the Children’s Hospital Foundation, providing funds for research into childhood burns. Now in its 27th year, The Australian Firefighters Calendar has raised over $3 million for various charities. Continue reading »
Vintage Photos Capture Lovely Moments Of Australian Children In The Summer
Feeding a baby cangaroo, rabbit trapping, playing with hoop, tyre and wheel, swimming, etc., these beautiful photos from State Library of New South Wales that captured lovely moments of Australian children in the summer from between the 1910s and 1930s. Continue reading »
2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Winners
The winning images from the 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year contest have been revealed.
Overall winner. Fin whale’s demise. Fin whale.
The fin whale is sighted regularly in this region; seeing one beached, however, is rare. The whale sits less than 5m from shore and 100m from residential homes, giving whale researchers access to an unusual occurrence for this species. Bronze whalers and great whites feasted over the remains before removal. Photo Credit: Mat Beetson, Western Australia Continue reading »
Pregnant Woman Is Painting Graffiti All Over This Australian Town, Trying To Reach The Father
Frankston Community Noticeboard
The 21st century could easily be dubbed as the age of technology, don’t you agree? We are all attached to our phones 24/7, spending most of our free time scrolling through social media instead of going outside and living some of that sweet life we see Instagramers filling our feed with. Continue reading »
These Stingless Bees Build One Of A Kind Spiraling Hives
While some of us might think otherwise, we don’t know that much about bees. If asked, we would probably describe a bee as a yellow and black pollinator who makes honey and has the ability to painfully sting once they feel threatened. But the truth is, there are around 20,000 species of bees and the common honeybee isn’t the only one. Bees can come in a variety of colors and sizes. Also, only a few of the species make honey. Continue reading »
Artist Turned 3000 Kilograms Of Clothing Destined For Landfill Into An Art Installation
“Blood Mountain” is a sculptural installation featuring a 3-meter high mound of red clothing and apparel. Upon closer inspection t-shirts with feminist slogans like “Girl Power” and “The Future Is Female” can be seen poking through the debris. Fashion items, once hung in pristine department stores, now presented as a giant pile of landfill. Uncannily, this imposing red mass is being exhibited in a former garment factory warehouse, now Grau Projekt, in Melbourne, Australia. Continue reading »
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