Geraldton Museum to host Australian Geographic photography exhibition this month

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Ben Blanche's winning photo Border Fire Mt Barney
Camera IconBen Blanche's winning photo Border Fire Mt Barney Credit: Ben Blanche/Ben Blanche

Geraldton residents will have the opportunity to enjoy some of last year’s best nature photography at an upcoming exhibition.

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2020 exhibition showcases the beauty of flora, fauna and landscapes found in Australia and beyond.

Queensland photographer Ben Blanche took the overall winning snap of a fire caused by a lightning strike in the Mount Barney National Park.

Mr Blanche said the photo was a “powerful image” that helped document Australia’s devastating 2019-20 bushfire season.

“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,” he said.

The competition received 1796 photographs from 377 photographers in 14 countries, with the best photos selected for the exhibition.

Produced by the South Australian Museum, the exhibition is on display at the Museum of Geraldton from May 8 until August 15.

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