Crikey! Magazine Photography Competition Winners Go on Display
Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team
Date: November 20, 2021 1:00 am
Wildlife Warrior Robert Irwin beside one of his photos which is featured as part of the exhibition at the Queensland Museum
Queensland Museum and Australia Zoo have joined forces to present the winners and finalists in the Australia Zoo Crikey! Magazine Photography Competition.
Until February 28 2021 guests will be able to view the stunning images in the museum's iconic whale mall. The winners and finalists are taken from thousands of entries from across the globe.
The 2021 competition had three categories; Crikey! Magazine Cover, Crikey! Kids and The Natural World, with the three winning entries on display. The photographs were judged by award winning photographers including Wildlife Warrior Robert Irwin, Georgina Steylter, Dudley Edmondson, Kate Berry and Queensland Museum photographer, Gary Cranitch.
This photo of a mother cheetah and her cubs is featured as part of the exhibition at the Queensland Museum
Photo Credit: Graeme Guy
One of the judges, Robert Irwin commented on the calibre of entires in 2021, “I was thrilled to judge the Crikey! Magazine Photography Competition this year as we received excellent submissions from around the world. It is truly heartening to see so many Wildlife Warriors use photography to promote wildlife conservation,” said Robert.
“It is my hope that these stunning images will encourage people to capture the beauty of nature, and inspire them to conserve our wildlife and wild places for generations to come,” he said.
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Queensland Museum Network CEO Dr. Jim Thompson said it is a great honour to partner with Australia Zoo and celebrate the diversity of the world around us through photography.
“Wildlife conservation and protecting the natural environment are a shared value for both organisations, and every year the photographs never cease to amaze, so I hope they inspire visitors to learn more about the importance of our rich biodiversity,” Dr. Thompson said.
“We’re also delighted our award winning photographer Gary Cranitch was invited to be part of the judging panel in 2021.
“Gary has spent decades photographing the flora and fauna of our country, in particular Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef, documenting moments in time to become important records that complement our State Collection.”
The Queensland Museum are featuring the photos from this years Crickey! Magazine photography competition in their whale mall
Photo Credit: Australia Zoo