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An All-Australian Alliance

We are thrilled to partner with Australian Geographic in an alliance that brings together over 65 years of shared passion and experience for education, discovery, travel, and science. Together, we have developed a series of annual expeditions, which will be hosted by special guests from the Australian Geographic Society. Further, our collaboration extends to the curation of a program of scientific, cultural, historic, and nature projects, which will come to life aboard the Coral Adventurer throughout our partnership. Guest will have the chance to participate in these projects during their voyage. The Australian Geographic will be a patron of the Coral Adventurer, presenting unique and engaging activity housed in the Barralong Room – the onboard experiential, workshop, and exhibition space beside the bridge. Our partnership also supports the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year and the Australian Geographic Adventure Awards, inspirational pathways through which Australian photographers and adventurers are nurtured.

Partnered Expeditions

Coastal Wilds Of Tasmania | Hobart - Hobart | 10 Nights

Join us on a Tasmania Expedition departing 17 January 2021 in partnership with Australian Geographic.  This partnership brings together over 65 years of shared passion and experience for education, discovery, travel, and science. The cruise will be hosted by a special guest from the Australian Geographic Society. Coral Expeditions’ Tasmania cruises explore Australia’s island state poised at the edge of the world where the Southern, Indian and Pacific Oceans collide. Tasmania’s pristine World Heritage wilderness and national parks teem with native wildlife, where rugged mountain ranges meet the sea with soaring coastal cliffs and crescent-shaped beaches carved by the elements.

> Departs 17 Jan 2021
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CITIZEN SCIENCE EXPEDITION | CAIRNS - CAIRNS | 10 NIGHTS

We have partnered with the Australian Geographic Society for a once-in-a-lifetime nature conservation experience on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.  Hosted by some of Australia’s most accomplished reef experts, you will participate in real scientific research projects including a focus on the annual migration of the dwarf Minke whales – with the opportunity to swim eye to eye with these magnificent creatures – and coral surveying and identification for the world-first Living Coral Biobank project. $500 from your fare benefits GBR Legacy.

> 30 June 2021
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Nature Photographer of the Year Competition

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition, run by the South Australian Museum, is now in its 15th year and continues to be a brilliant showcase for the unique flora, fauna and landscapes of this part of the world. Coral Expeditions is proud to be a partner in the contest again in 2020, providing the overall winner with the prize to travel onboard one of our expedition voyages.

Check out 2020 shortlist HERE >

Below are the category winners of 2019

Congratulations to all of the entrants and winners of the 2019 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Competition.  These amazing photographers are true explorers, capturing nature in all its beauty and rawness. See below some of the amazing photography from the category winners.

Overall winner, Fin Whale’s Demise, Mat Beetson
Overall winner, Fin Whale’s Demise, Mat Beetson

Winner, Landscape. Barron Falls, Neil Pritchard (QLD)
Winner, Landscape. Barron Falls, Neil Pritchard (QLD)
With Coral Expeditions being Cairns-based, this photo is a staff favourite. Only 20 minutes away from our office, Barron Falls is a beautiful sight to be seen.

Winner, animal portrait. Decorator Crab by Ross Gudgeon (WA)
Winner, animal portrait. Decorator Crab by Ross Gudgeon (WA)

Winner, Threatened Species. Curious Encounter, Etienne Littlefair (NT)
Winner, Threatened Species (threatened, rare, vulnerable or endangered species). Curious Encounter, Etienne Littlefair (NT)

Winner, Our Impact. The Watering Hole, Melissa Williams-Brown (SA)
Winner, Our Impact (depicting human impact on nature). The Watering Hole, Melissa Williams-Brown (SA)

Winner, Monochrome. Texture, Tracey Jennings (UK/MYS)
Winner, Monochrome. Texture, Tracey Jennings (UK/MYS)

Winner, Animal Habitat. Small but Mighty, Richard Smith (UK)
Winner, Animal Habitat. Small but Mighty, Richard Smith (UK)

Winner, Animal Behaviour. The Heat Run, Scott Portelli (NSW)
Winner, Animal Behaviour. The Heat Run, Scott Portelli (NSW)

Winner, Junior. In the Dark, Floyd Mallon (NSW)
Winner, Junior (photographers under 18 years of age). In the Dark, Floyd Mallon (NSW)

Winner, Botanical. The Ghost of the Forest, Marcia Riederer (VIC)
Winner, Botanical. The Ghost of the Forest, Marcia Riederer (VIC)

Winner: Portfolio Prize (best portfolio of size or more images). Charles Davis, (NSW)
Winner: Portfolio Prize (best portfolio of size or more images). Charles Davis, (NSW)
Winner: Portfolio Prize (best portfolio of size or more images). Charles Davis, (NSW)
Winner: Portfolio Prize (best portfolio of size or more images). Charles Davis, (NSW)
Winner: Portfolio Prize (best portfolio of size or more images). Charles Davis, (NSW)
Winner: Portfolio Prize (best portfolio of size or more images). Charles Davis, (NSW)