Photo by Richard Robinson (detail)

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2020

Exhibition dates:

Friday 28 August - Sunday 15 November


General admission (13 years and over) $10

Concession $7

Children under 13 years FREE (must be accompanied by a paying adult)

Members FREE

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural world through stunning images by professional, emerging and junior photographers, who have shown impeccable patience, artistry and technique to capture incredible moments in time.

This breathtaking exhibition allows us to witness the unique beauty of the flora, fauna and landscapes of our own backyard and the world around us, all while celebrating the natural heritage of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions. These images provoke us to explore and understand the changing nature of our environment and appreciate the wonder that surrounds us.

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year exhibition is on at the South Australian Museum from Friday 28 August until Sunday 15 November.

The Australian Museum in Sydney will also host the exhibition as part of their grand opening in late 2020.  

View the shortlisted entries here.

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Auslan-interpreted mini talks

Join us for a series of mini talks in the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year exhibition. Scientists and photographers talk about some of the photographs, and the animals depicted in them.

Ben Blanche photographer

The winners of the 2020 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year have now been announced.

Overall winner was Ben Blanche with his photograph Border Fire Mt Barney, which captures one of the many heartbreaking fires that ravaged Australia this past summer.

Discover all of the winning, runner-up and finalist images here.

Now it's time to have your say.

By voting in the People's Choice competition you could WIN a trip to Kangaroo Island, courtesy of Australian Wildlife Journeys and Exceptional Kangaroo Island.

Prize details:

  • 2 days shared touring for one couple, with Exceptional Kangaroo Island

  • 1 night’s accommodation at the Mercure Kangaroo Island

  • Airport transfers to and from the Mercure Kangaroo Island

  • Return flights from Adelaide-Kingscote.


Terms & conditions

  • Valid for 2 people from 15 January - 30 June 2021 (subject to availability and validity dates)

  • Not available 15 December 2020 - 15 January 2021 or 2 - 5 April 2021.

  • Non-transferable, and not redeemable for cash or other prizes.


Entries close at 5pm Sunday 25 October 2020. The prize winner will be selected by lucky draw and notified via email, and all opt-in data provided will be added to the Museum’s e-news.

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