Before it is too late, a global conservation organisation working on innovative solutions to the world's toughest challenges - such as climate change - is challenging photographers to share their best nature pictures.
The Nature Conservancy is working in 72 countries to tackle climate change, conserve land and oceans and provide food and water sustainably.
And as the reality of climate change sets in, the organisation is encouraging the public to get outdoors and learn to appreciate the environment.
"Nature photography inspires professional and amateur photographers alike all around the world", TNC Australia director Rich Gilmore said.
"Taking photos of dramatic landscapes or flamboyant wildlife is a great pastime that helps people connect with nature and enjoy the outdoors."
Prizes will be given for the best Australian photos as judged by renowned South Australian nature photographer, Ben Goode.
The total prize pool, including prizes for global and Australian winners, exceeds AUD$20,000 in value.
"Following the success in recent years of our local TNC Australia photo competition, we've teamed up with our international colleagues to take the competition worldwide," Mr Gilmore said.
"The new contest offers the opportunity for entrants to share their photos of nature with a global audience.
"I'd like to encourage anyone with a passion for nature to dig out their best photos or, better still, get outdoors and take some new inspiring nature photos to enter into our contest."
The 2019 Photo Contest will award prizes in six global categories
Cities and Nature: connecting with nature where we live
Landscape: a sense of place with or without people
People and Nature: recreation, adventure, people enjoying the outdoors
Water: above, below, or in between
Wildlife: in the wild or in our backyard
People's Choice: winner chosen via public online vote
For full details and to upload your photo entries, head to the website here.
The competition is running for the month of August.
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