This beautifully backlit portrait of a western grey kangaroo
( Macropus fuliginosus) was captured by Georgina Steytler and entered into the 2017 AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC Nature Photographer of the Year competition where it was shortlisted in the Animal Portrait category.
The 2018 competition is now open for entries and will close on Thursday 25 January 2018 at 5pm (ACDT). Entry is open to photographers of all ages and nationalities who focus their lenses on the fauna, flora or natural landscapes of the ANZANG bioregion: Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the New Guinea region.
Cash prizes are on offer for category winners and runnersup of the competition’s nine categories, and the overall winner will receive $10,000 cash and a holiday prize.