Overall and Wildlife Winner

Title: Eye Bath (Eastern Spiny-tailed Gecko)

Photographer: Harrison Warne

Judges' Comments: "A truly beautiful image. Great composition, nice use of depth-of-field, important features (especially the eye and tongue) are pin-sharp and lovely lighting on the subject. Also perfect timing photographing the Gecko while it licked its eye." – Michael Snedic

People's Choice Winner

Title: Breaching (Humpback Whale)

Photographer: Nitin Jayanand

Title: Breaching (Humpback Whale)

Photographer: Nitin Jayanand

Landscape

Winner

Title: Boab at Sunset

Photographer: Geoff Hutchinson

Judges' Comments: "This is a stunning image that has so many complimentary elements in it while retaining visual simplicity. The bird, tree and sun are enhanced beautifully by the stunning orange sky. A worthy winner!" – Ben Goode

Highly Commended

Title: Lake Bonney Milky Way

Photographer: Luke Hamra

Judges' Comments: "This beautiful night scene is perfectly composed, with the interesting dead trees of Lake Bonney leading the eye up to the Milky Way." – Ben Goode

People In Nature

Winner

Title: Welcome Relief

Photographer: Liam Byrne

Judges' Comments: "I love how this photo evokes emotion, it makes you want to be there, in this moment. Even though there is an electrical storm, the photo evokes a sense of calm and beauty and the sense of how vast the landscape is. Perfect composition, the photo really draws you in. " – Sera Wright

Highly Commended

Title: Awestruck

Photographer: Danny Lee

Judges' Comments: "What a special moment in time captured so perfectly. This photo makes you want to jump into it and be the person in the photo. The lighting, the scale, the emotion and composition make this image a winner." – Sera Wright

Urban Nature

Winner

Title: Reflecting spider

Photographer: Emily Williams

Judges' Comments: "I love this image - the colours, the reflection, the depth of field, the way the spiders eyes draw you in. Spiders are a common sight in Urban Nature, however with the naked eye we never get to see them like this!" – Sera Wright

Highly Commended

Title: Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo Preening

Photographer: Kirsten Woodforth

Judges' Comments: "Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos are often seen around urban areas of eastern Australia, flying into roost late in the afternoon with their beautiful call. This photo captures these beautiful birds perfectly, the lighting and sharpness of the image, perfectly captured." – Sera Wright

Water

Winner

Title: Aqua Ninja

Photographer: Marlee Currie

Judges' Comments: "This image immediately caught my eye. To me this is a fantastic representation of mother nature where we have this tiny wave snapped frozen in time creating an unusual pattern of water which pops out in front of a very vibrant twilight sky." – Mark Seabury

Highly Commended

Title: Dragon Head

Photographer: Susanna Lenc

Judges' Comments: "This image has a great composition with lots of interesting detail from foreground to horizon. A clever use of long exposure, the photographer has created a dreamy feel with the water flowing over the rock shelf giving emphasis to the unusual, almost animal looking rock formation." – Mark Seabury

Wacky Wildlife

Winner

Title: Is that me?

Photographer: Donna Rondeau

Judges' Comments: "I love this cheeky capture of a frog trying to get a glimpse of itself and the way the photographer used shallow depth of field to emphasize the frog's eye looking at its reflection. Also the way its head is tilted makes you wonder what this wacky frog is thinking." – Mark Seabury

Highly Commended

Title: Save Water

Photographer: Paul Welch

Judges' Comments: "This very clever image combining a frog with its love of water in a unique way grabbed my eye. The frog is beautifully positioned and well camouflaged on a common brass garden tap. Adding to this is the way the photographer managed to capture a spherical drop of water coming out of the tap. " – Mark Seabury

Wildlife

Winner

Title: Eye Bath (Eastern Spiny-tailed Gecko)

Photographer: Harrison Warne

Judges' Comments: "A truly beautiful image. Great composition, nice use of depth-of-field, important features (especially the eye and tongue) are pin-sharp and lovely lighting on the subject. Also perfect timing photographing the Gecko while it licked its eye." – Michael Snedic

Highly Commended

Title: Dying Glance

Photographer: Naomi Pellowe

Judges' Comments: "A once-in-a-lifetime moment captured on camera… The striking part of this image is the fact that the Crested Pigeon seems to be looking at the camera, giving the viewer one last look at the bird before it gets devoured by the Carpet Python. Perfect timing." – Michael Snedic