Natural Resources South East photo and video competition

A crisp long lens capture of a Black Duck by Graeme Mellor has taken out top honours in the Natural Resources South East Faces and Voices of our Landscape photo and video competition.

This year the popular competition expanded to include social media and video categories leading to an even wider selection of images entered than in previous years.

Natural Resources South East Engagement Officer Jamie McDonald led the judging panel through the tough task of choosing winners from more than 200 entries.

Formerly a senior photographer and picture editor at Getty Images, Mr McDonald said the quality of photography in the competition was outstanding.

"Whether the image was captured with a smartphone, or high-end DSLR camera, the standard this year was exceptional,” Mr McDonald said.

“Choosing winners was difficult. Our community of photographers have delivered a stunning collection of images capturing the unique beauty of the South East."

Reagan Sims won the U18 still photography division with her capture of a curious possum, and Holly Taylor’s photo of a pelican among sheep was top in social media.

This year’s prize pool included magazine subscriptions, photo processing and a National Parks SA annual Multi Parks Pass. Selected entries will feature in the upcoming 2018 Natural Resources South East calendar.

Check out the Natural Resources South East website for a full list and gallery of winners.

Still photography


1st: ‘Quacker Flapper’ by Graeme Mellor

2nd: 'Pied Oystercatcher' by Danielle White

3rd: 'Naracoorte Regional Livestock Exchange' by Steve Bourne


1st: 'Possums Curiosity' by Reagan Sims

2nd: 'Flooded Bool Lagoon' by Reagan Sims

3rd: 'Farmers Post' by Zoe Ashby

Social media

1st: 'There are aliens among us...@holly_and_hounds

2nd: 'Mooood' @holly_and_hounds

3rd: 'I love autumn...' @stellascanlon


Open: 'Lake McIntyre' by Graeme Mellor

U18: 'Red Tailed Black Cockatoos' by Oliver Capewell