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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Announcing The Atlas Of Life: Coastal Wilderness 2022 Photo Competition

After a two year break, it’s again time to celebrate the wonder and beauty of our region's biodiversity. Local Naturalist group Atlas of Life invite all in the community to send your best photos of wild nature from across the Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness region, the Sapphire Coast of NSW.

Entry is simple and there are some great prizes on offer, including a 2 night stay at luxurious glamping retreat Tanja Lagoon Camp, a restaurant voucher from Wheelers Seafood Restaurant, a guided photography walk with local eco-tourism outfit Navigate Expeditions and whale watching expeditions with Sapphire Coastal Adventures.

Entry is open to all ages, and to residents and visitors to the Sapphire Coast alike. The only requirement is that you are a registered contributor to the Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness database in iNaturalist. Join here.

All images must have been taken within the Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness region, which is from Nadgee in the South, to the Moruya River in the North and West to the ranges.

Judges are David Gallan, Jess Taunton and Harrison Warne. All expert, local photographers, with many years of practical experience. They are awarded nature photographers and know what to look for in identifying outstanding images. As members of our broader Atlas of Life community, these photographers have kindly offered their support to this year's competition.

Now, the competition: MAIN CATEGORIES

  1. Birds

  2. Terrestrial vertebrates (excludes birds)

  3. Invertebrates

  4. Plants & Fungi

  5. Marine & intertidal species

  6. Landscape habitat

  7. Nature Video (30 seconds to 2 minutes)

Two Special Categories for each image, if relevant

  • Ecological interactions (involving more than one species)

  • Entrant aged under 13 years

  • Entrant aged 13 to 17 years

Head to the Atlas of Life Website to enter, and also view some of the spectacular images from previous years’ competitions. Browse the site to see what we get up to along our coastal wilderness.

There is an easy form to use to enter, and entries close on 31st August 2022

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