Outback in Focus Nature Photography Exhibition comes to Brisbane
An impressive collection of stunning photos that capture the spirit of the Outback Queensland from the Outback in Focus Photography Exhibition is headed to Old Government House as part of a special exhibition. The collection has toured Queensland throughout October and November, to celebrate Queensland’s ‘Year of Outback Tourism’.
“Outback Queensland covers almost two-thirds of the state and is one of the last great regions of nature left on Earth. The Outback is extraordinary in both beauty and diversity and runs deep in the hearts and minds of Queenslanders.’’ says Fiona Maxwell of The Pew Charitable Trusts.
“Our Outback is also home to many people who work hard to carefully manage the landscape and its wildlife and it’s so welcoming to see their faces and stories reflected in so many of the entries to this competition.”
“We were thrilled to receive more than 450 entries showcasing the unique native animals, plants and landscapes of Outback Queensland.”
“The photos we’ve received highlight some of the landscapes and species that make Outback Queensland so distinctive, including Boodjamulla National Park (Lawn Hill), Cobbold Gorge Nature Refuge and the iconic Big Red, as well as amazing shots of a black-necked stork dancing across water, budgie murmurations through Outback oases and freshwater crocodiles.
“Queensland’s Outback covers 1.1 million square kilometres, is home to around 88,000 Queenslanders and nearly 10,000 plant species - more than any other state in Australia. It’s a huge landscape with even bigger characters and amazing wildlife, and this exhibition clearly shows the breadth of that,” said Ms Maxwell.
Final winners of the competition will be announced at a special Exhibition event on 25th November at Old Government House, Brisbane. The photographs can be seen by the public in Brisbane at Old Government House from Tuesday 26-29 November 2019.
The finalist photographs have just returned from Winton as part of the 2019 Outback Queensland Tourism Awards and have also been on the Sunshine Coast as part of the DestinationQ Forum. The collection is a worthy tribute to the Year of the Outback Tourism.