Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

Photo competition, an opportunity to put local Eucalypts on the cover

Posted on 6 June, 2019 by Jacqui

A nation-wide photography competition run by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub is now open, offering an opportunity for anyone to submit photos capturing the beauty of Mount Alexander region’s eucalypts.

Yellow Gum (Eucalyptus leucoxylon) is one of our local eucalypts worthy of a photo. Mass flowering of this species is still continuing across our region, and it makes a stunning specimen to photograph for its smooth yellowish bark (sometimes rough at the base) and well formed shapely buds in threes.

The competition is being held to celebrate Australian eucalypts, which include the genera Eucalyptus, Angophora and Corymbia. It also marks a significant milestone in eucalypt conservation. A nation-wide assessment of the conservation status of Australian eucalypts is being completed to inform us about species at risk through a national conservation action plan for eucalypts.

Photos of high resolution (300 DPI 1-5 MB) can be submitted in three categories:

  • Trees.
  • Flowers and nuts.
  • Features (bark, foliage or anything else of artistic merit).


Winning photographs will be included in the national conservation action plan for eucalypts and social media. Winners of each category will also receive a prize pack of the following books:

  • Eucalyptus, the award winning novel by Murray Bail.
  • Eucalyptus: An Illustrated Guide to Identification by Ian Brooker and David Kleinig.

 A river red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) at Simpsons Gap, Northern Territory (photo by Jaana Dielenberg)


To submit photos include the following information:

  • Photographer name.
  • Location photo was taken.
  • What species you think it is, if known.
  • Supplementary photos of buds and nuts (even if they are scraps from beneath the tree) and a general location so the identity of the species can be confirmed.

If you have multiple images consider supplying them in dropbox or another file sharing application.

You will also need to give consent to the Threatened Species Recovery Hub and the University of Queensland to use your photos in the national action plan and other materials used to promote this project.

To submit entries and get more information:

Competition closes: Monday 22 July 2019, with winners notified in late July.

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