A fire burning at Mt Barney National Park
The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2020 exhibition will open at the Museum of Geraldton on Saturday 8 May 2021. 
This breathtaking exhibition allows us to witness the unique beauty of the flora, fauna and landscapes of our own back yard and the world around us, while celebrating the natural heritage of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions. 
The overall 2020 winner was Ben Blanche of Queensland for his photograph of a fire caused by a lightning strike in the Mount Barney National Park, Queensland. 
“I think this is an iconic and powerful image that records a part of the 2019/2020 bushfire season in Australia,” Mr Blanche said.
“When I took this image, many Australians were grappling with the very real effects of climate change and how it is impacting our environment, communities, economies and way of life.”
Last year’s competition received 1,796 photographs from 377 photographers in 14 countries, the best of which are displayed in this exhibition.
The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2020 exhibition, produced by the South Australian Museum, is on display at the Museum of Geraldton until 15 August 2021.
Media contacts:
Media and Communications Coordinator
Western Australian Museum
Sharna Craig and Tracy Peacock