Tips from a Judge: How You Can Win the Next Big Nature Photography Competition

Esther BeatonPhoto Competitions, Photo Critiques

Australian Geographic just announced that this year’s ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year competition is now open. I believe this is one of the most lucrative competitions available at present. It’s almost like a big secret. Everyone knows about the BBC wildlife competition, but hardly anyone knows about this Australian regional equivalent. In both cases the prize money is BIG … Read More

An Aussie Christmas Story

Esther BeatonWildlife Photography

Galah in Christmas Bush

Early one morning, I spotted some galahs feeding in my neighbour’s Christmas Bush. It was just after dawn, too early to disturb anyone, But you know what it’s like when you have to get the shot, right? Nothing is going to stop you, certainly nothing as mundane as getting permission to trespass in your neighbour’s yard. So I grabbed my … Read More

Big news – latest book!

Esther BeatonAnnouncements, New South Wales

Booderee National Park? Who’s heard of that? Well, I knew it as Jervis Bay National Park when I was the photographer there years ago. It was so great to be working on this book because I got a chance to re-visit some of my favourite old haunts. And it was refreshing to discover that the beauty and wildness of the … Read More

Suzanne Holman, go in peace

Esther BeatonOn the Beaton Track

The artist, Suzanne Holman, at work on one of her first major artworks, the mural at the children’s pool at Bondi Beach. I just had to write something to acknowledge this lovely, talented and community-spirited artist. She never stopped created murals and art installations along the whole eastern coastline. What a beautiful woman! Had I known at the time of taking her … Read More

The Little Flea from Jibbon Lagoon

Esther BeatonDid You Know?, Nature Photography

Who would have thought that little Jibbon Lagoon would ever have a claim to fame?    If you are wondering where you can find this little creature from the black lagoon, Jibbon is at the north end of Royal National Park. Which as you all know is on Sydney’s doorstep. Here’s a photo I took in Jibbon Lagoon myself when … Read More

Radio, video and more media events

Esther BeatonAustralian Geographic, In The Media

New Feature in Print Whew – a lot happened this week. My story about orchid pollination hit the stands in the September issue of Australian Geographic. If you can get hold of a copy have a look at the “Queens of Seduction” feature. Not all the photos I shot could be included in print, so you can view a web gallery … Read More