Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2022 Winners Released—Contemplate Circle of Life and Death



“Tour boats had been watching the young whale for days as it slowly moved through the bay, appearing sicker and slower with more shark bites over its body day after day.”

The scene was visceral. While making its annual migration north along Ningaloo Reef off Australia’s northwest coast, the fledgling-adult humpback, maimed and ailing, inched toward the natural terminus of its life’s journey.