• Temporary exhibition
    Open daily 10am - 5pm
  • Time to visit
    We recommend 1 hour
  • Tickets
    Free General Admission
  • Location
    Ground Floor

From enchanted rainforests to the deep sea, from snow-capped peaks to the underside of icebergs, from the spawning of a Jewel Anemone to the shining eyes of a Blue-banded Bee, the 2020 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year exhibition takes us on a breathtaking journey through the natural world of our region.

Go deeper in this stunning exhibition of over 100 large format images showcasing captivating animal behaviour, awe-inspiring landscapes and the investigation of humankind’s impact on the ecosystem.

Explore the techniques of professional, emerging and junior photographers – including celebrated up-and-comer Robert Irwin – as they capture spectacular moments in time.

Visit the exhibition free of charge in the Grand Hall, as part of the Australian Museum’s re-opening celebrations.

General admission is not timed and visitor calculations have been made for each area of the Australian Museum, meeting the 4sqm regulations. COVID-19 marshals will ensure limits are not exceeded in gallery and exhibition spaces.

Exhibition closes 9 May 2021

Top image credit: Green sea turtle © Robert Irwin

Vote for your favourite photograph in the People's Choice competition and win the ultimate Sydney staycation.

Why not visit us after dark?

The Australian Museum is open until 9pm every Thursday this summer. There will be live music, a pop-up bar and a chance to explore our summer blockbuster exhibitions after hours.

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Exhibition partners

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2020 is produced by the South Australian Museum and presented in partnership with the Australian Museum.

The South Australian Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of Dr Stuart Miller AM, founder and patron of ANZANG, and his sister Mrs Alison Huber in memory of their parents, Dr Robert and Mrs Clarice Miller, both late of Waikerie, South Australia.

Principal Sponsor

Threatened Species Category Sponsor

Exhibition Partner

The Australian Museum is COVID Safe

The Australian Museum will reopen to the public on 28 November, following our 15-month redevelopment, Project Discover. We will be observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read the latest visit information here.

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