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Monday, January 05, 2015

Backyard Safari Photographic Exhibition


What do star tracks across the night sky, green ant infestations and battling goannas have in common?

They were all subjects submitted as part of the Museum of Tropical Queensland's recent Backyard Safari Photography Competition and were amongst 469 entries from 174 photographers.

The winning entries, along with at least one photograph from each photographer who entered, will be on display as part of this exhibition which runs from 13 December 2014 to 15 March 2015. 

In partnership with Canon Collective, the Museum launched the Backyard Safari Photography Competition in July 2014 to encourage North Queenslanders to explore their backyards, bushlands and beaches, capture what they discovered on film, and win some great prizes.

The winning and highly commended photographers were announced at the official opening of the Backyard Safari Photographic Exhibition on Tuesday 16 December by Gary Cranitch, Queensland Museum photographer and one of the competition judges.


Highly Commended Photographers

Highly Commended in Open Category – Adam Self with Dragon Fly

Highly Commended in Secondary School Category – Sarah Asis Sha’Non with Bee in Flight

Highly Commended in Primary School Category – Anais Calero Lasso with Couple


Winning Photographers

Winner Open Category – Scott Eipper with Roach Eye View

Winner Secondary School Category – Catherine Willett with The Eyes of a Fly

Winner Primary School Category – Ella Harrison with Curlew 2


Prizes included a share of Canon photographic equipment valued at $2,000 and a one-on-one workshop in Townsville with award-winning wildlife photographer and Canon Master Darren Jew who acted as the second competition judge. 

The eyes of a fly - photograph by Catherine Willett, Charters Towers School of Distance Education, Year 12 (submitted as part of the Backyard Safari Photography Competition 2014) - Winner of the Secondary School Category.  

Winning photo by Scott Eipper

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