Spectacular photographs on display at Queensland Museum

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See the winning entries from Australia Zoo’s annual photography competition.

Robert Irwin pointing to a photo of a dingo
Queensland Museum and Australia Zoo will showcase stunning wildlife photography from the winners and finalists of the 2021 Australia Zoo Crikey! Magazine Photography Competition.

Set under the museum’s iconic Whale Mall, the photography display showcases the best images chosen from thousands of entries from around the world.

The photography display features a range of animals including a grizzly bear, the colourful plumage of a rainbow lorikeet, a herd of elephants and a rock wallaby in action.

The photographs were judged by award winning photographers including Wildlife Warrior Robert Irwin, Georgina Steylter, Dudley Edmondson, Kate Berry and Queensland Museum photographer Gary Cranitch.

Queensland Museum Network CEO Dr Jim Thompson said it was an honour to partner with Australia Zoo and celebrate the diversity of the world through photography.

“Wildlife conservation and protecting the natural environment are a shared value for both organisations and every year the photographs never cease to amaze, so I hope they inspire visitors to learn more about the importance of our rich biodiversity,” Dr Thompson said.

“We’re also delighted our award-winning photographer Gary Cranitch was invited to be part of the judging panel in 2021.

“Gary has spent decades photographing the flora and fauna of our country, in particular Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef, documenting moments in time to become important records that complement our State Collection.”

Wildlife conservationist Robert Irwin said he was impressed with the calibre of the entries received in 2021.

“I was thrilled to judge the Crikey! Magazine Photography Competition this year as we received excellent submissions from around the world,” Mr Irwin said.

“It is truly heartening to see so many Wildlife Warriors use photography to promote wildlife conservation.

“It is my hope that these stunning images will encourage people to capture the beauty of nature and inspire them to conserve our wildlife and wild places for generations to come.”

Visitors can view the images in the Queensland Museum Whale Mall until 28 February 2022 and in the summer edition of Australia Zoo’s Crikey! Magazine.

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