2003 Photo Contest, Nature, 3rd prize

Michael Amendolia

Network Photographers

22 August, 2002

Kangaroos roam across Oley Station in drought-stricken New South Wales. In times of drought the animals move across the country in large groups, in search of water and food. The quest brings them into towns and on to cattle stations and sheep farms, where well-water is available and where they compete with the livestock for resources. This has led to an increasing demand by property owners for kangaroo populations to be culled. Culling is generally carried out by licensed 'harvesters', but meets opposition from animal rights activists.

About the photographer

Michael Amendolia

Based in Sydney, Australian photographer Michael Amendolia has 27 years experience working for Australian and international magazines, newspapers and companies. His editorial cli...

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