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An All-Australian Alliance

We are thrilled to partner with Australian Geographic in an alliance that brings together over 65 years of shared passion and experience for education, discovery, travel, and science. Together, we have developed a series of annual expeditions, which will be hosted by special guests from the Australian Geographic Society. Further, our collaboration extends to the curation of a program of scientific, cultural, historic, and nature projects, which will come to life aboard the Coral Adventurer throughout our partnership. Guest will have the chance to participate in these projects during their voyage. The Australian Geographic will be a patron of the Coral Adventurer, presenting unique and engaging activity housed in the Barralong Room – the onboard experiential, workshop, and exhibition space beside the bridge. Our partnership also supports the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year and the Australian Geographic Adventure Awards, inspirational pathways through which Australian photographers and adventurers are nurtured.

Presenting Partner: Nature Photographer of the Year

Congratulations to all of the entrants and winners of the 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Competition.  These amazing photographers are true explorers, capturing nature in all its beauty and rawness. See below some of the amazing photography from the category winners.

Overall winner, Fin Whale’s Demise, Mat Beetson
Overall winner, Fin Whale’s Demise, Mat Beetson
We look forward to welcoming overall winner Mat Beetson onboard for an expedition cruise with us soon!

Winner, Landscape. Barron Falls, Neil Pritchard (QLD)
Winner, Landscape. Barron Falls, Neil Pritchard (QLD)
With Coral Expeditions being Cairns-based, this photo is a staff favourite. Only 20 minutes away from our office, Barron Falls is a beautiful sight to be seen.

Winner, animal portrait. Decorator Crab by Ross Gudgeon (WA)
Winner, animal portrait. Decorator Crab by Ross Gudgeon (WA)

Winner, Threatened Species. Curious Encounter, Etienne Littlefair (NT)
Winner, Threatened Species (threatened, rare, vulnerable or endangered species). Curious Encounter, Etienne Littlefair (NT)

Winner, Our Impact. The Watering Hole, Melissa Williams-Brown (SA)
Winner, Our Impact (depicting human impact on nature). The Watering Hole, Melissa Williams-Brown (SA)

Winner, Monochrome. Texture, Tracey Jennings (UK/MYS)
Winner, Monochrome. Texture, Tracey Jennings (UK/MYS)

Winner, Animal Habitat. Small but Mighty, Richard Smith (UK)
Winner, Animal Habitat. Small but Mighty, Richard Smith (UK)

Winner, Animal Behaviour. The Heat Run, Scott Portelli (NSW)
Winner, Animal Behaviour. The Heat Run, Scott Portelli (NSW)

Winner, Junior. In the Dark, Floyd Mallon (NSW)
Winner, Junior (photographers under 18 years of age). In the Dark, Floyd Mallon (NSW)

Winner, Botanical. The Ghost of the Forest, Marcia Riederer (VIC)
Winner, Botanical. The Ghost of the Forest, Marcia Riederer (VIC)

Winner: Portfolio Prize (best portfolio of size or more images). Charles Davis, (NSW)
Winner: Portfolio Prize (best portfolio of size or more images). Charles Davis, (NSW)
Winner: Portfolio Prize (best portfolio of size or more images). Charles Davis, (NSW)
Winner: Portfolio Prize (best portfolio of size or more images). Charles Davis, (NSW)
Winner: Portfolio Prize (best portfolio of size or more images). Charles Davis, (NSW)
Winner: Portfolio Prize (best portfolio of size or more images). Charles Davis, (NSW)

Your Australian Geographic Hosts

Cornelia Shulze:

Cornelia has been in publishing for over 25 years and is happy to confess that Australian Geographic is one of her all time favourites. She has managed publishing divisions in Germany, the US and Australia. As a senior member of the Australian Geographic team she oversees operations and all of the digital platforms. An avid and experienced diver, Cornelia loves to get on her scuba gear and explore the wonders of submarine life whenever she gets the chance.