About Top GeoShot
Each year we invite photographers of all ages to celebrate our amazing Earth, by entering Geoscience Australia's Top GeoShot photography competition.
The best images are selected by a panel of geoscientific and photographic experts before being displayed at Geoscience Australia. The exhibition of shortlisted entrants is open to the public from 18 September 2015.
The 2015 winners in four major categories were announced on 14 October 2015, during Earth Science Week (October 11-17).
To view all of the 2015 entries online visit the Top GeoShot 2015 Flickr page.
Top GeoShot results
Overall Winner - Top GeoShot
Craig Burns from the Australian Capital Territory took out Geoscience Australia's 2015 Top Geoshot photo competition, with his photo of Hamersley Gorge. Craig Burns' photo highlighted the 2015 competition theme, 'Rock Stars', capturing the folding and rock strata in Hamersley Gorge in Western Australia's iron ore country.
Jonathan Esling, Painted Cliffs, Maria Island, Tasmania
Hayley Anderson, Rocks of Gold, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Junnel Alegado, Whale rock and friends, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria
Sanden Cook from Tasmania took out the Junior category, for ages 12 years and under, with his photo 'Sculptured by Ice', an artistic view of Cradle Mountain in Tasmania taken through a shard of ice.
Sanden Cook - Crater Peak moraine deposit, Crater Peak, Tasmania
Callan Chapman - Three colours of ochre, Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park, Northern Territory
Callan Chapman - Big round rock, Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve, Northern Territory
The Intermediate category, for ages 13-17 years, was won by Sienna Cook with her photo 'Dark side of the Mountain', also taken at Cradle Mountain.
Henry Jacups - Pebble nest, Urunga, New South Wales
Ken Herbert - Barnacled Behemoth, Depot Beach, New South Wales
The 2015 Top GeoShot People's Choice was 'Whale rock and friends' taken by Junnel Alegado in Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria.