The Western Australian Museum tour of The Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year exhibition will make its way to the Mid West on February 13.
The Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year showcases the unique natural beauty of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea region via the winning works of the world’s best amateur and professional photographers.
WA Museum - Geraldton Regional Manager Leigh O’Brien said the Museum is delighted to once again share the competition’s incredible images with the people of the Mid West.
“ANZANG is undoubtedly a favourite of ours – the images are always of world-class standard and draw a fantastic response from each and every person who walks through the door - locals, tourists, young and old,” Ms O’Brien said.
West Australian wildlife photographer David Rennie beat the 1828 photographs of 457 photographers from 12 different countries to take out the top prize for his incredible snap of an osprey and spoonbill above Mandurah’s wetlands.
The judges praised the photo for its almost surreal quality and strong contrast between the birds and the moody sky.
Mr Rennie, a past ANZANG People’s Choice Award winner, said winning the overall prize is his greatest career honour to date, and as such has now retired from the pastime.
“Since its inception, I have considered ANZANG the pinnacle of what I do. To win it is like winning an Olympic Gold medal, or being named the Nobel Peace Prize winner - for me it means that much,” Mr Rennie said.
The free exhibition will be on display at the Western Australian Museum – Geraldton from February 13 until April 27.