The winner of the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year for 2016 has been announced. Matthew McIntosh has won the overall grand prize ahead of other stunning images to claim the esteemed title of Nature Photographer of the Year. As part of his extensive prize-pack Matthew will join Heritage Expeditions on an expedition where he will be able to capture incredible images in some of the world's most remote regions.
This competition which celebrates the natural heritage of the Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand and Antarctica bioregions is now in its 12th year and is a showcase for the natural beauty found in our backyards.
Click here to read more about the competition and to view Matthew McIntosh's winning image.