AUS­TRALIAN GE­O­GRAPHIC Nature Photographer of the Year

AUS­TRALIAN GE­O­GRAPHIC’s 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year com­pe­ti­tion is a spec­tac­u­lar cel­e­bra­tion of our rich and rare wild beauty.

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Kung Foo Fight­ing Swamphens

Pur­ple swamphen, Por­phyrio por­phyrio

Shel­ley Pear­son, Western Aus­tralia

Two cute pur­ple swamphen chicks emerged out of the reeds, fall­ing over each other chas­ing af­ter the par­ent. Ev­ery now and then the par­ent stopped to nudge them gen­tly. It was a beau­ti­ful in­ter­ac­tion to wit­ness and this mo­ment showed the cute­ness and clum­si­ness of the chicks.

South Perth, Western Aus­tralia

Canon 1DX, Canon 500 f/4L IS II, 1/2700, f/7.1, ISO 640, hand­held

An­i­mal Be­hav­iour Short­listed im­age

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