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2022 Photo Competition Winners!

Presenting the winners and runner ups of the annual South Australian Ranger Association photo competition, congratulations to all and thank you to everyone who entered. The competition is a wonderful showcase of the amazing scenery our protected area workers have the privilege to work and holiday in!

Over 100 photos were entered and photos were exhibited at the Annual Migration event in Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park in August 2022. Winners were chosen based on the most popular photos voted by the attendees of the conference in a ballot and were announced at the Director's Dinner of the migration. Our overall winner James Tomlinson was awarded the grand prize of 2 nights accomodation at Grindell's Hut in Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges NP. All other category winners and runner ups will receive special SARA merch prizes including calendars!

If you love these photos as much as we all do - look out for special SARA merchandise showcasing these pics - especially the 2023 SARA Calendar.

Overall Winner

James Tomlinson Snow, Ikara-Flinders Ranges NP


Flora category

Winner - Emma Blythman Sunrise, Ikara-Flinders Ranges NP

Runner up - Aislinn McAleer Family of Veined Spider Orchids, Para Wirra CP


Fauna category

Winner - Andrew Burnell Jussssssst cruissssssin, St Francis Island WP

Runner up - Jen Pitman Cleland resident, Cleland NP


Landscape category

Winner - Steph Cole

Gorgeous colours, Alligator Gorge, Mount Remarkable NP

Runner up- Karl Hillyard

Green, blue and orange tones on the Dutchman, Dutchmans Stern CP


Fire & Extreme Weather category

Winner- James Tomlinson Snow, Ikara-Flinders Ranges NP

Runner up- Emma Blythman

Ominous clouds over West Cape, Dhilba Guuranda-Innes NP


Heritage, Culture & People category

Winner - Jared Pippos

Handmade, Antro shearing shed, Bimbowrie CP

Runner up - Brent Lores

Follow the Rainbow, Cape Spencer Lighthouse, Dhilba Guuranda-Innes NP


Coast & Marine category

Winner - Elly Schultz

Land meets the sea, Great Australian Bight Marine Park

Runner up - Emma Blythman

Golden Hour, Dhilba Guuranda-Innes NP


Odd shots category

for photos that don't meet the specifications or fit in a category

Winner - Aislinn McAleer

Bright and beautiful Russula mushroom, Deep Creek NP

Runner up - Erik Dahl

Fly feeding on Wiry Podolepis, Karte CP

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