Nature is in focus with the 2023 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year, a South Australian Museum exhibition. For two decades, this renowned exhibition has celebrated the impeccable artistry of some of the world's best nature photographers, and the astounding beauty and fragility of the world around us. Photographs can be captured anywhere, from remote landscapes in extreme conditions, to a hidden nook in the suburbs.

The exhibition features over 90 photographs that shine a light on the astonishing array of flora, fauna and landscapes that can be found across the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregion. This extraordinary region possesses a unique natural heritage, that stretches back more than 80 million years, and is home to wildlife and environments unlike any other.

The incredible works on display provoke a deeper connection with the natural world, offering an intimate insight into the delicate diversity of the environment and a reckoning with the changing climate that threatens its irreplaceable beauty.

The judging panel consists of Mike Langford, Adjunct Professor Wayne Quilliam and Jackie Ranken who evaluated more than 2,000 entries from 550 photographers.

Top image credit: Mungo © Jason Perry (detail).

Exhibition partners

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition and exhibition are produced by the South Australian Museum.

Founder and Patron, Dr Stuart Miller AM

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