Greatest snaps from the Aussie Geographic photographer contest

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The champion from the 2017 Australian Geographic Character Photographer of the Year possess been announced, using a stunning chance of a Little Egret consuming first place in the Pet Portrait category.

The competition’s younger winner Georgia Poyner snapped a good action photograph of a modern porpoise smashing the surface of the particular water, while junior runner upward Tess Poyner’s submission is a misty photo of a Eastern grey kangaroo at dawn.

Overall winner Mr. bieber Gilligan’s image depicts a Maori octopus confronting an aggregation associated with spider crab within the Mercury Pathways, while prolific entrant Julie Fletcher took home the prize with regard to the Best Portfolio.

The 25 images are currently on display in a exhibition in Adelaide till 24 September and in Questionnaire until December 10.

Overall winner Justin Gilligan says that his photo depicts an 'unnusual encounter' between an aggregation of spider crabs (Leptomithrax gaimardii) and a predatory Maori octopus (Octopus maorum) between Maria Island and mainland Tasmania

Overall winner Justin Gilligan states that his photo depicts a good ‘unnusual encounter’ between an aggregation of spider crabs (Leptomithrax gaimardii) and a predatory Maori octopus (Octopus maorum) between Maria Island plus mainland Tasmania

Two green turtles were photographed snacking on a giant jellyfish by Scott Portelli in Byron Bay, New South Wales. The image, which is titled 'Devouring A Home', won the Animal Behaviour section of the National Geographic competitoin

Two eco-friendly turtles were photographed snacking upon a giant jellyfish by Scott Portelli in Byron Bay, Nsw. The particular image, which is titled ‘Devouring A Home’, won the Pet Behaviour portion of the National Geographic competitoin

Junior runner up Tess Poyner said that she loved the colours of the morning sunrise in Tanja Lagoon, which is where she was kayaking when she photographed an Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) jumping across the lagoon in the mist

Junior runner upward Tess Poyner said that the lady loved the colours of the particular morning sunrise in Tanja Lagoon, which is where she had been kayaking when she photographed an Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) bouncing across the lagoon in the particular mist

Jennie Stock snapped this image of a little egret (Egretta garzetta) in breeding plumage who was feeding in a shallow section of Herdsman Lake on a windy day in Perth, Western Australia. It was awarded first place in the Animal Portrait category

Jennie Stock clicked this picture of a little egret (Egretta garzetta) in breeding plumage who was feeding inside a superficial section of Herdsman Lake on the windy day in Perth, Traditional western Australia. It was awarded initial place within the Animal Portrait category

Scorpionfish are highly dangerous ambush predators, with venomous spines along their backs. This image was captured in Lembeh, Manado, Indonesia by Tracey Jennings, who loves the strange but 'often-overlooked' bottom-dwelling creatures

Scorpionfish are highly harmful ambush predators, with venomous spines along their backs. This picture was captured in Lembeh, Manado, Philippines by Tracey Jennings, who loves the particular strange but ‘often-overlooked’ bottom-dwelling creatures

Runner up in the Animal Behaviour section is Jason Hosking's photo of a southern royal albatross (Diomedea epomophora) with its wings unfurled as it practices 'sky calling', while two other royal albatrosses clap bills together in the background

Runner up in the particular Animal Behaviour section is Jerrika Hosking’s photo of the southern regal albatross (Diomedea epomophora) with the wings unfurled as it procedures ‘sky calling’, while two some other royal albatrosses clap bills collectively in the background

This photograph 'Happy Wanderer' by Jason Stephens depicts a Short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) in the Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park are in Tasmania is the winner of the Animal Habitat section of the competition

This photograph ‘Happy Wanderer’ by Jerrika Stephens depicts a Short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) in the Cradle Hill and Lake St Clair Nationwide Park have been in Tasmania is the particular winner of the Animal Home section of the competition

It took Tracey Jennings six hours to grab this stunning underwater snap of a huge school of fish under the Aborek jetty . She said that the scene was only visible for a minute or so as a boat pushed off from the jetty allowing light onto the reef

It took Tracey Jennings 6 hours to grab this spectacular underwater snap of a large school of fish under the particular Aborek jetty. She said that will the scene was only noticeable for a minute or therefore being a boat pushed off through the jetty allowing light on to the reef

Tasmania once had vast swathes of giant kelp forests, but a rapid collapse has occurred due to the wam East Australian Currenty. Justin Gilligan has captured one of the last forests off the Actaeon Islands, Tasmania and won the Botanical section

Tasmania as soon as had vast swathes of large kelp forests, but a rapid fall has occurred due to the particular wam East Australian Currenty. Mr. bieber Gilligan has captured among the final forests off the Actaeon Island destinations, Tasmania and won the Organic section

Raoul Slater, runner up in the botanical category, has snapped a rare fungus in Pomona on Queensland's Sunshine Coast

Raoul Slater, athlete up in the botanical class, has snapped a rare fungus infection in Pomona on Queensland’s Sunlight Coast

Julie Fletcher's 'Spirit in Country' (left) was snapped from 3000 feet in the air and won the Landscape section

Ryan North is the runner up with his stark image of the ice remaining from winter in Kosciuszko National Park in NSW

Julie Fletcher’s ‘Spirit in Country’ (left) was snapped from 3000 feet up and won the particular Landscape section, while Ryan Northern is the runner up along with his stark image of the particular ice remaining from winter within Kosciuszko National Park in NSW (right)

Winner of the Monochrome category is Brian Jones' eerie photograph 'Iceberg at Paradise Harbour' taken in icy Antarctica

Winner of the particular Monochrome category is Brian Jones’ eerie photograph ‘Iceberg at Heaven Harbour’ taken in icy Antarctica

InCenderawasih Bay in remote West Papua, Tracey Jennings snapped a photo of a whale shark swimming through a sun beam

InCenderawasih Bay in remote control West Papua, Tracey Jennings clicked a photo of the whale shark swimming through a sun beam

The winner of the category Our Impact, Justin Gillian, has taken a heartrending photograph of a marblefish and herring cale tangled in a grab-all net off the Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania. In most Australian states recreational gillnets are now illegal.

The winner from the class Our Impact, Justin Gillian, offers taken a heartrending photograph of the marblefish and herring cale twisted in a grab-all net away the Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania.  In most Australian states recreational gillnets are now illegal.

Lea Scaddan's photograph 'Tied' shows an Australasian darter's bill covered with fibre and junk, and was awarded runner up in the Our Impact section. When she returned to Perth's Lake Monger a few days later, the creature's bill was thankfull''y freed''

Lea Scaddan’s photograph ‘Tied’ displays an Australasian darter’s bill protected with fibre and junk, plus was awarded runner up within the Our Impact section. Whenever she returned to Perth’s River Monger a few days later on, the creature’s bill was fortunately freed

'Coming In For a Drink' by Elizabeth Howell shows a grey-headed flying foxes skimming the water on the Parramatta River in order to lick the water from it chest, which is common when it hasn't rained for some time or in extreme temperatures

‘Coming In Regarding a Drink’ by Elizabeth Howell shows a grey-headed flying foxes skimming the water in the Parramatta River in order to lick the drinking water from it chest, which can be common when it hasn’t rained with regard to some time or in severe temperatures

Runner up the Threatened Species section is this photo of a wandering albatrossâ huge wingspan, which is perfectly designed for catching the updraft from the ocean. Photographer Trevor Penfold snapped the magnificent bird in Kaikoura, New Zealand

Runner up the particular Threatened Species section is photograph of a wandering albatrossâ? large wingspan, which is perfectly developed for catching the updraft through the ocean. Photographer Trevor Penfold snapped the magnificent bird in Kaikoura, New Zealand

Georgia Poyner said that she had to be patient and 'really quick' to get this photograph of a dolphin (Delphinus delphis)

Georgia Poyner said that she needed to be affected person and ‘really quick’ to obtain this particular photograph of a dolphin (Delphinus delphis)

Julie Fletcher, winner of Best Porfolio, snapped this Rainbow bee eater (left) as it alighted on a tree branch next to the water in Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory

Julie Fletcher, winner of Best Porfolio, snapped a giant gum tree growing strongly at the entrance of Standley Chasm (right)

Julie Fletcher, winner of Greatest Porfolio, snapped this Rainbow bee chef (left) as it alighted upon a tree branch next in order to the water in Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory, as well as a giant gum tree growing highly at the entrance of Standley Chasm (right)

'I found this coolabah tree with a large gnarly branch full of texture and life which I decided to use as the feature and a frame to the dead gum trees further out in the water,' said Ms Fletcher of 'Framed', taken in Menindee Lakes, New South Wales

‘I found this particular coolabah tree with a big gnarly branch full of structure and life that i decided in order to use as the feature as well as a frame to the dead chewing gum trees further out in the particular water, ‘ said Ms Fletcher of ‘Framed’, taken in Menindee Lakes, New South Wales

Duck Lagoon on Kangaroo Island in South Australia is often shrouded in fog

A curious juvenile wedge-tailed eagle let Ms Fletcher lean in close with her camera and photograph it on a fence in Maree

Duck Lagoon on Kangaroo Island in Southern Australia is often shrouded within fog, allowing Ms Fletcher in order to capture ‘Duck Lagoon’ (left), whilst a curious juvenile wedge-tailed novelty helmet let her lean in close up with her camera and picture it on a fence within Maree

Ross Gudgeon entered this stunning photograph into the Animal Portrait category of the Australian Geographic comeptition

Ross Gudgeon moved into this stunning photograph into the particular Animal Portrait category of the particular Australian Geographic comeptition

Matty Smith snapped a tiny Hawksbill turtle hatchling in the choppy waters off Lissnenung Island in Papua New Ginnea

Matty Smith snapped a tiny Hawksbill turtle hatchling within the choppy

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