Here are some of our favourite images from the pages of OUTBACK and Great Australians this year.

Margaret Dalparri pulls a large file snake from Gatji billabong in the vast Arafura Swamp of Arnhem Land, NT. The snakes are a much-loved food for local Indigenous people.

Photo David Hancock 

Wilpena Pound, SA, seen from Rawnsley Park station.

Photo Mark Muller

Astronomer Donna Burton teaches country kids Clayton and Joni Cole about the stars, with the help of a 12-inch Dobsonian telescope.

Photo Josh Smith 

Prospector Paul Olsen with gold nuggets from the Cockatoo Gold Lease at Clermont, Qld.

Photo Mandy McKeesick 

A 4m saltwater crocodile near the mouth of the Fitzroy River, Kimberley, WA. Photo Charles Davis. Contents Issue #128.

A 4m saltwater crocodile near the mouth of the Fitzroy River, Kimberley, WA.

Photo Charles Davis 

Madi Benham on Birrindudu station, NT.

Photo Ken Eastwood

Brayden Gilmore watches a mob of Australian white stud rams on Baringa, his family station near Oberon, NSW.

Photo Ken Eastwood

The filling of Lake Eyre.

Photo Georgie Mann