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2017 Natural Histroy Competiton

NATURAL HISTORY: Depicts living, untamed animals& uncultivated plants in a natural habitat, geology & the wide diversity of natural phenomena, from insects to icebergs.

Photographs of animals, which are domesticated, caged or under any form of restraint, as well as photographs of cultivated plants are ineligible.

Minimal evidence of humans is acceptable for nature subjects, such as barn owls or storks adapting to an enviroment modified by humans, or natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves, reclaiming it.

Winning Entries

Tui, Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae
Photographer: Aliah Jan

Judges Scores : 9 | 8 | 7

Kereru Feeding
Photographer: Anne Lambe

Judges Scores : 8 | 7 | 8

Striated heron
Photographer: Trish Brown

Judges Scores : 9 | 6 | 8

Other Entries

Bird of the Amazon
Photographer: John Barnes

Judges Scores : 6 | 5 | 5

Disturbed
Photographer: John Barnes

Judges Scores : 8 | 4 | 6

In reflective mood
Photographer: John Barnes

Judges Scores : 5 | 4 | 4

Bison
Photographer: Helen McLeod

Judges Scores : 6 | 5 | 6

Icicles
Photographer: Helen McLeod

Judges Scores : 4 | 4 | 5

Sulphur Fumerole
Photographer: Helen McLeod

Judges Scores : 6 | 5 | 5

Phalacrocorax Pied Shag in flight
Photographer: Carolyn Elcock

Judges Scores : 8 | 6 | 6

Ardea novaehollandiae White faced Heron
Photographer: Carolyn Elcock

Judges Scores : 8 | 7 | 6

Giant & Lesser Albatross (Front)
Photographer: Carolyn Elcock

Judges Scores : 9 | 6 | 7

NZ Fur Seal
Photographer: Aliah Jan

Judges Scores : 9 | 4 | 6

Pelican starting to dive
Photographer: Trish Brown

Judges Scores : 8 | 7 | 8

Shining sunbeam Hummingbird
Photographer: Trish Brown

Judges Scores : 8 | 6 | 7

Ardea alba modesta In Flight
Photographer: Anne Lambe

Judges Scores : 7 | 6 | 7

Galcyon sancta vagans regurgitating
Photographer: Anne Lambe

Judges Scores : 8 | 6 | 8

Blue Damsel Fly
Photographer: Rob Dally

Judges Scores : 8 | 6 | 6

Frog
Photographer: Rob Dally

Judges Scores : 9 | 8 | 6

Royal Spoonbill
Photographer: Rob Dally

Judges Scores : 6 | 5 | 6

Australian sea lion and cub, Kangaroo Is.
Photographer: Newell Grenfell

Judges Scores : 4 | 5 | 6

Common myna adapted to Sydney environment
Photographer: Newell Grenfell

Judges Scores : 5 | 5 | 6

Rosenberg's monitor, Kangaroo Is.
Photographer: Newell Grenfell

Judges Scores : 4 | 5 | 6

Great Egret Preening
Photographer: Ron Willems

Judges Scores : 5 | 7 | 6

Juvenile Orangutan
Photographer: Ron Willems

Judges Scores : 5 | 6 | 8

Phoenicopterus roseus Pair
Photographer: Ron Willems

Judges Scores : 9 | 6 | 8

NZ Fly
Photographer: Aliah Jan

Judges Scores : 9 | 6 | 7

Blue-footed Booby courting display
Photographer: Linton Brown

Judges Scores : 4 | 7 | 8

Ice Berg
Photographer: Richard Cooper

Judges Scores : 4 | 6 | 5

Sea Otter
Photographer: Richard Cooper

Judges Scores : 4 | 4 | 5

Marine Iguana
Photographer: Linton Brown

Judges Scores : 8 | 5 | 6

Swallow-tailed Gull
Photographer: Linton Brown

Judges Scores : 6 | 6 | 6

Grizzly Youth
Photographer: Richard Cooper

Judges Scores : 8 | 6 | 7

Black Swan
Photographer: Judy McIver

Judges Scores : 4 | 5 | 6

Robin
Photographer: Judy McIver

Judges Scores : 4 | 6 | 5

Swan spreading wings
Photographer: Judy McIver

Judges Scores : 8 | 6 | 5

Southern Black-backed gull feeding
Photographer: Yan (Anne) Yuan

Judges Scores : 6 | 7 | 5

Black Swan-Cygnus atratus
Photographer: Yan (Anne) Yuan

Judges Scores : 5 | 5 | 5

Red Billed Gull-Chroicocephalus
Photographer: Yan (Anne) Yuan

Judges Scores : 5 | 6 | 5

Shag with Gizzard stone
Photographer: Ian Kington

Judges Scores : 7 | 6 | 5

Yelow Eyed Penguin
Photographer: Ian Kington

Judges Scores : 7 | 6 | 7

Petroica australis (S.I.Robin)
Photographer: John Pritchard

Judges Scores : 6 | 6 | 5

Orthodera novaezealandiae (Lunch)
Photographer: John Pritchard

Judges Scores : 6 | 6 | 7

Thalassarche bulleri (Mollymawk Taking Off)
Photographer: John Pritchard

Judges Scores : 7 | 7 | 6

HOVERFLY
Photographer: Ian Kington

Judges Scores : 6 | 6 | 7