Young Tiger Quoll filmed near Bateman’s Bay

David Gallan, a fine wildlife photographer has been on the track of Quolls for some time now and his patience has just paid off with some great film. He managed to get a dozen clips of two young quolls and an adult up on the escarpment, inland from Batemans Bay. As he said, “It’s been a long time coming” – but wasn’t it worth it!

Congratulations David and thanks for sharing.Young Tiger Quoll - David Gallan

Atlas & Marine Society Christmas supper

Celebrate a year of achievements and enjoyment in a Christmas supper that combines fine food, good company and an evening of fun and visual delight, with a spot of science thrown in. Tuesday December 15th at the Merimbula Wharf Restaurant 5:30pm email : or phone 6495 0917

See the winners of the Atlas 2015 photography competition, the exhibition of our very recent Wallagoot Catchment BioBlitz and during the meal listen to Steve Burrows update on his Bournda plant researches, looking at the first flowering day and peak flowering of specific plants over several years.

Georgia Poyner and Harrison Warne will both be sharing some of their recent film and stills of wildlife and how they first got interested in the natural world and photography.

Steve BurrowsGeorgia filming dolphins near Montague Island







Georgia filming dolphins








Harrison getting up close and personal with a Mustard - bellied snake



Harrison with a Mustard- bellied snak


See the all the winners on the photocomp gallery page

First and Second prizes to Georgia Poyner. Georgia was overall winner with a superb shot of a dolphin in the Under 16’s category. She also won overall second for her Nightlife image of a frog. Leo Berzins again took the first prize and overall third for his Red capped plover image in Birds.

The judges were again impressed by the quality and variety of the photographs.

Thank you to everyone who entered and thanks to Peter Collins and Sarah James who set up and managed the entries on the website, and to Max Sutcliffe, Graeme Watson and David Gallan who were our fine judges this year.

First prize is a two night stay in the luxury safari tent accomodation at Tanja Lagoon Camp, second is $100 and third is a $100 voucher for Wheelers seafood restaurant. Many thanks to Loz and Sam Bright and Jackie Smith who donated the prizes.Overall First Prize - Georgia PoynerOverall Second prize - Georgia PoynerOverall Third prize - Leo Berzins