Heart Our Outback: Organic beauties showcase for contest


For those who want reminding of the attractiveness of our backyard, these magnificent images should take action.

They’re one of 55 finalists, chosen from over 1000 entries, for The Heart of Our Outback: Landscape and Nature Photography Prize.

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Camera IconTaken in the last light of this day close Exmouth, the Sturt’s Desert Pea thrives in reddish sandy land, creating a deep tap root to get moisture much under the ground. Picture: Chadd McNabb
Everlastings sunset at Muggon Station. On a recent trip to the Mid West, Peter seized the precious evening light to capture this image on the former Muggon Station. Muggon was purchased by the government 20 years ago for conservation and is now part of the Create Ranger Parks initiative to create a new Outback national park network.
Camera IconEverlastings sunset at Muggon Station. On a recent visit to the Mid West, Peter captured the precious evening mild to capture this picture on the prior Muggon Station. Muggon was bought by the authorities 20 years back for conservation and is currently a part of the Produce Ranger Parks initiative to make a new Outback national park community. Picture: Peter le Scelle
A stormy winter’s morning along the stunning Outback coastline of Kalbarri National Park, which has the third-highest number of plant species recorded in any WA park.
Camera IconA stormy winter morning along the magnificent Outback shore of Kalbarri National Park, that includes the third-highest variety of plant species listed in almost any WA park. Picture: Yvonne McKenzie

Taken by professional and amateur photographers, they capture the natural wonders of the Pilbara, Mid West and Gascoyne.

Inspired by Develop Ranger Parks, together with assistance from the WA Photographic Federation, the exhibition can also be a reminder of those vibrant biodiversity and natural attractions of the State — wilderness that has to be treated with respect and maintained for future generations.

The Pilbara is a geologically ancient area with some of the oldest rocks on the planet – formed up to 3.7 billion years ago.
Camera IconThe Pilbara is a geologically ancient place with a number of the oldest rocks in the world — shaped around 3.7 billion decades back. Picture: Craig Rowe
Dingoes have been a significant part of Australian ecosystems for about 4000 years. Recent research shows that dingoes play an important role in controlling introduced predators like cats and foxes, which gives smaller native mammals like the bilby a better chance of survival.
Camera IconDingoes are a substantial part of Australian ecosystems for approximately 4000 years. Recent study proves that dingoes play an significant part in controlling creatures such as cats and foxes, which provides younger native mammals such as the bilby a higher prospect of survival. Picture: Gary Meredith
Sunset from the top of Mt Nameless (near Tom Price in the Pilbara). For many travellers, the greatest attractions of the Outback are the vibrant colours of the landscape, the wide open skies and the spectacular sunsets.
Camera IconSunset from the top of Mt Nameless (near Tom Price in the Pilbara). For most travelers, the best attractions of the Outback will be the vibrant colors of the landscape, the spacious skies and the magnificent sunsets. Picture: Miro Mestric
The Chichester Ranges span from Millstream Chichester National Park near Karratha, south-east towards the nationally important Fortescue Marsh wetland.
Camera IconThe Chichester Ranges length from Millstream Chichester National Park near Karratha, south-west towards the nationwide significant Fortescue Marsh wetland. Picture: Liam Byrne

Produce Ranger Parks, representing a wide array of pursuits such as tourism, native and surroundings, is advocating for 60 former pastoral leases — roughly five thousand hectares — to be shielded, developing a new national park community that would be handled by native rangers for all people to enjoy.

The display reaches Gary Holland Community Centre, Rockingham, till September 13, 9am-4pm.

Taken just before sunset at Spa Pool in Hamersley Gorge, Karijini National Park. There are exciting proposals to expand Karijini, one of the gems of the WA Outback.
Camera IconTaken just before sunset in Spa Pool at Hamersley Gorge, Karijini National Park. You will find fascinating proposals to enlarge Karijini, among those gems of this WA Outback. Picture: Graham Earnshaw
A species of Calothamnus, also known as a one-sided bottlebrush, taken in the Kalbarri region.
Camera IconA species of Calothamnus, also referred to as a one-sided bottlebrush, taken at the Kalbarri area. Picture: Bill Ragan
View from Mt Nameless, Tom Price. The Pilbara’s rugged, ancient ranges, gorges, plains, and intermittently flowing rivers make this a distinctive part of WA and one of 15 national biodiversity hotspots. The region is a bastion for highly threatened animals, including the night parrot, northern quoll and bilby.
Camera IconView from Mt Nameless, Tom Price. The Pilbara’s rocky, historical ranges, gorges, plains, and intermittently flowing rivers make this a distinctive portion of WA and among 15 nationwide biodiversity hotspots. The area is a bastion for exceptionally endangered animals, for example, night parrot, northern quoll and bilby. Picture: Travis Zomer
Look carefully to make sure you don’t miss it. This photo was taken along the Murchison River in the Mid West of WA.
Camera IconLook closely to be certain that you don’t overlook it. This photograph was shot along the Murchison River in the Mid West of WA. Picture: Yvonne McKenzie
VideoIt is the ideal time of year to have a look at the wildflowers in bloom across Western Australia.

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