Animals in the Wild – photo competition and exhibition 2017


An initiative of Greens MP David Shoebridge

Animals in the Wild is a much-loved celebration of nature in the wild, unthreatened, and unharmed by humans. We want to see your pictures of quokkas, wallabies, cockatoos, koalas and other beautiful Australian wildlife.

The competition is part of the Greens campaign against recreational hunting, and in particular, the Sporting Shooters Association arms fair ‘Huntfest’ which blights Narooma every year. Animals in the Wild encourages you to shoot with a camera, not a gun.

The winning entries will be announced in Eurobodalla on the weekend of the June long weekend.

This year we’re offering a prize of a $100 gift voucher to the best picture in each of the following categories:
A. The image that most evokes a connection with an animal in the wild in Australia
B. The most beautiful image of a bird in the wild in Australia
C. The image that conveys the threats facing native animals in Australia, including the reality of environmental and habitat damage, hunting, and guns and killing culture in Australia
D. The most beautiful image of an animal in the wild photographed by a photographer aged 16 years or under.

Shortlisted photographs will first be exhibited in Bodalla over the June long weekend where we’ll be announcing the winners as selected by renowned Australian photographer Rex Dupain.

Entries open today! Head straight to to find out more about the competition and see our past winners.

We look forward to seeing all your beautiful entries of animals in the wild.

David Shoebridge