view gallery Overall winner: 'Predatory Pursuit '. See all winners and runners-up. Image Credit: Justin Gilligan, New South Wales

Winners of the 2017 AG Nature Photographer of the Year competition

  • BY Jess Teideman |
  • August 02, 2017

Congratulations to the winners and runners-up for the 2017 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year competition.

THE AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC Nature Photographer of the Year competition (formerly ANZANG) celebrates the natural heritage of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions each year.

This prestigious competition, run by the South Australian Museum, is now in its 13th year and continues to be a brilliant showcase for the unique flora, fauna and landscapes of this part of the world.

Australian Geographic is proud to be a partner in the contest. We understand the power of beautiful photography and are keen to encourage excellence in this pursuit and an appreciation of the special natural values of our own backyards, quite literally.

GALLERY: 2017 AG Nature Photographer of the Year winners and runners up

Congratulations to the winners and runners-up for the 2017 competition:

Overall winner

Justin Gilligan 'Predatory Pursuit' (pictured, above)

Portfolio prize

Julie Fletcher Portfolio

Animal portrait

Winner: Jennie Stock 'Windblown Egret'

Runner up: Tracey Jennings, 'Shortfin Scorpion Fish'

See all shortlisted photos in this category.

Animal Behaviour

Winner: Scott Portelli, 'Devouring a home'

Runner up: Jason Hosking, 'The Rehearsal'

See all shortlisted photos in this category.

Animal habitat

Winner: jason Stephens, 'Happy Wanderer'

Runner up: Tracey Jennings, 'Arborek Jetty'

See all shortlisted photos in this category.

Botanical subject

Winner: Justin Gilligan, 'Final Stand'

Runner up: Raoul Slater, 'Fungus Pair'

See all shortlisted photos in this category.

Landscape

Winner: Julie Fletcher, 'Spirit in Country'

Runner up: Ryan North, 'Kosciuszko Ice'

See all shortlisted photos in this category.

Monochrome

Winner: Brian Jones, 'Iceberg at Paradise Harbour'

Runner up: tracey Jennings, 'Whaleshark'

See all shortlisted photos in this category.

Our impact

Winner: Justin Gilligan, 'Gill Net'

Runner up: Lea Acaddan, 'Tied'

See all shortlisted photos in this category.

Threatened species

Winner: Elizabeth Howell, 'Coming In For a Drink'

Runner up: Trevor Penfold, 'Wandering Albatross'

See all shortlisted photos in this category.

Junior

Winner: Georgia Poyner, 'The Dancer'

Runner up: Tess Poyner, 'Morning Mist'

See all shortlisted photos in this category.

GALLERY: 2016 AG Nature Photographer of the Year winners and runners up

The winning photos will be exhibited at the South Australian Museum in Adelaide, SA (11 August to 24 September) and the Australian Museum in Sydney, NSW (11 August to 10 December).

The photos will feature in the next issue of Australian Geographic (AG#140) and be published on a hardcover book available for sale through Magshop.