The winners of Australian Photography magazine’s Australian photographer of the year awards, the largest amateur photography competition in the Southern Hemisphere.

Kristyn Taylor’s portfolio was the result of an extraordinary month-long trip to the Ladakh region in northern India in April 2017. Here, a shepherd leads his camel while framed by a mountain peak. Part of the winning portfolio in the travel category. Photograph: Kristyn Taylor/Australian Photography

Taylor says she was able to visit areas that had seen few foreigners and, being female, she was able to bond, laugh and photograph shy Balti women.
Photograph: Kristyn Taylor/Australian Photography

Jordan Robins, 24, from Jervis Bay took out the overall award of photographer of the year with a series of wildlife images captured at the Great Barrier Reef.
Photograph: Jordan Robins/Australian Photography

To capture the images, Robins uses an underwater housing and flashes to light up his subjects.
Photograph: Jordan Robins/Australian Photography

Canberra teenager Nikolay Miroshnichenko started taking photos in 2015. He says his portfolio, which won the junior (under 18) category, is his way of showing the demons young people face.
Photograph: Nikolay Miroshnichenko/Australian Photography

Surfers line up for the perfect wave in Timothy Moon’s photo of the year-winning image captured at his local beach in Sydney.
Photograph: Timothy Moon/Australian Photography

Melbourne’s Yunis Tmeizeh captured these quirky candid street photography images on a trip to New York’s Coney Island last year. They are part of the winning portfolio in the people and portrait category.  Photograph: Yunis Tmeizeh/Australian Photography

 

Brisbane photographer Matthew Tuffield captured his winning portfolio in the black and white category on crutches while on a week-long visit to Sydney to Melbourne. His friends helped carry his camera gear. Photograph: Matthew Tuffield/Australian Photography

 

The University of Technology’s Dr Chau Chak Wing building is shot in dramatic long exposure by Tuffield. Photograph: Matthew Tuffield/Australian Photography

 

Rosemary Rossi’s image of Raffaele the Barber won the pro photo of the year category.
Photograph: Rosemary Rossi/Australian Photography

 

New Zealand’s North Island was the subject of Tim Fan’s portfolio, which won the landscape category. Pictured here are New Plymouth’s Three Sisters. Photograph: Tim Fan/Australian Photography

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