Celebrate the Merrell Photography Competition

03 October 2022

At Merrell we are passionate about getting outside and inspiring others to get out there too. In Australia we are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to explore.


Which had us thinking; how can we bring more of our beautiful country to more people and inspire them to hike, walk, ride and explore? And with that, the Merrell Outdoor Photography Competition was born.


Over 2000 photographs were submitted from across Australia and were painstakingly narrowed down to the 12 below. Each of these photographs embodies Merrell’s spirit of adventure and captures a unique and stunning corner of our country.


So how many places have you visited?


The photograhs below have been used produce a 2019 calendar, now available with any in-store footwear puchase. 



Coogee Beach, New South Wales by Eddie Prevan


Capturing the waves of Coogee Beach as they spill over the concrete walls of the Ross Jones Memorial Pool during high tide.




Port Douglas, Queensland by Alan Barker


Revealing the mangroves in first light between Port Douglas and Cairns. This spot on the coast, around 10km south of Wangetti, captures the unique landscape synonymous with Tropical North Queensland. 


Blue Mountains, New South Wales by Darren Schiller


Spotlighting the popular Blue Mountains landmark ‘Hanging Rock’, captured in the perfect morning light. 




Cradle Mountain, Tasmania by Ben Clark


Looking up at the impressive Cradle Mountain, a landmark in the central highlands of Tasmania and a part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.  




Kanangra Walls, New South Wales by Rob Mulally


The Kanangra Walls provide the best vantage point for the sun breaking over Kanangra-Boyd National Park, taking in the morning fog flowing over the nearby hills and filling the valley below.




Honeymoon Bay, Tasmania by Leanne Cole


Witnessing the dawn mist at Honeymoon Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula of Tasmania, an area known for its incredible snorkelling and birdwatching activities.




Stockton Sand Dunes, New South Wales by Russel Brewty


Chasing a spectacular electrical storm, lighting up the sky across the Stockton Sand Dunes on the north coast of New South Wales. 




Ben Lomond National Park, Tasmania by Brodie Peters


Navigating Jacob’s Ladder, the road that snakes through the Ben Lomond National Park, famous for its steep, zig-zag ascent.




Freeburgh, Victoria by Jason Fischer


Exploring the morning fog settled over the Alpine National Park, Victoria. This is the state’s largest national park and protects its highest mountains.




Bunda Cliffs, South Australia by Andrew Dawes

The glorious Bunda Cliffs stretch along the Nullarbor Plain, forming part of the longest uninterrupted line of sea cliffs in the world. 




Yallingup, Western Australia by David Ashley


The dramatic sky above the Yallingup foreshore on the south coast of Western Australia, made popular by its stunning beaches and limestone caves.




Kalbarri, Western Australia by Jarrad Parker - Winner of the Merrell Photography Competition 


Spying through the iconic rock formation, Nature's Window, to the Western Australian Murchison River soaking up the morning sun.