Black Cockatoo Black Cockatoo // Beautiful Red tailed Cockatoo preening its self. © Julie Balaam/TNC Photo Contest 2021


The Nature Conservancy Australia‘s Photo Contest is on – Get snap-happy and win a trip to Uruguay!

The Nature Conservancy ’s 2022 Global Photo Contest opens today, with more than $20,000 worth of prizes up for grabs! TNC is calling on all nature lovers and photographers submit their best nature shots, with the contest running throughout the month of August 2022.

Worldwide, last year’s contest received more than 100,000 photo submissions from a record-breaking 158 countries, with the top prize going to photographer Anup Shah of the United Kingdom for his photo of a western lowland gorilla walking through a cloud of butterflies in the Central African Republic.

“Australia, with its spectacular landscapes and quirky, unique wildlife, has strong chances to be on the winning podium this year,” TNC Australia Managing Director Alison Rowe said. “We are so lucky to be surrounded by endless inspiration for photographers. Now is the time to get outdoors and capture the beauty surrounding us. Every year, we are truly amazed by the pictures submitted, and how they illustrate the connection people have with nature.”

Photographers can submit their entries in the following categories: Plants or Fungi , Climate, People & Nature, Landscape, Water, and Wildlife. Winning images will be selected by a panel of world renowned judges that includes leading conservation photographer Ami Vitale as well as YouTube star and wildlife educator Coyote Peterson. 

Our 2022 panel of judges will award our once-in-a-lifetime experience Grand Prize—a trip to Punta del Este, Uruguay to attend an Extreme-E race (, with the pool prize including many more exciting prizes including a camera kit valued at $7,000. 

Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to enter. All winners will be announced in September.

For full details, terms and conditions, and to upload your photo entries, go to from August 1st.

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organisation dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we focus on getting things done efficiently and with the greatest positive impact for conservation. We’re a trusted organisation working in more than 70 countries and territories around the world on innovative solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. To learn more about The Nature Conservancy in Australia, follow us on Facebook.