Saturday, 17 December 2022
BirdLife Photography received nearly 6000 entries for the BirdLife Australia Photography Awards this year, and they were divided into nine different categories: Bird portrait; Birds in flight; Bird behaviour; Backyard birds; Human impact; Birds in the landscape; Special theme (Australasian robins); Youth; and Portfolio.
This impressive level of interest provided the panel of judges with the unenviable and gargantuan task of gradually sifting through all the images, whittling them down until just a handful remained as potential winners in each category — and then it was just as difficult to decide which of them would be the ultimate winning entries!
After all that, we’re thrilled to announce that the winners of the 2022 BirdLife Australia Photography Awards are: Danny Lee, Glenn Faithfull, Elmar Akhmetov, John Harrison, Cheng Kang, Rebecca Harrison, Maria Coleman, Desmond Wang, Mitchell Roberts and Nathan Watson. Congratulations to you all for taking out the top prize in each category.
To view the winning entries, click here.
Thank you to Nikon Australia and Lake Cowal Foundation for their generous sponsorship of the 2022 BirdLife Australia Photography Awards. Each category winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, with a $5,000 prize going to the Portfolio winner ‒ courtesy of our principal sponsor, Nikon Australia.
In addition, the winner of the ‘Peter Slater memorial prize for a monochrome photo’ will receive a stunning original drawing by the renowned Australian wildlife artist and photographer, the late Peter Slater.
Australia’s wildlife photographers aren’t the only winners in this year’s competition – funds raised from entries to the Photo Awards will support BirdLife Australia’s vital work to protect threatened woodland birds and their habitats.
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