At its heart, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park wants to help animals and halt extinction.

They understand that that every contact they have with a person is an opportunity to create a connection that can help save endangered Australian native wildlife from extinction.

So while their gates may be closed, they are continuing to reach out, engage and encourage their audience to connect with local wildlife in new ways, until they can once again visit Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park.

Their most recent initiative was a school holiday Backyard Wildlife Photography Competition that attracted over 500 entries. Simple and effective, they now have over 500 children connected and engaged in their plight and more likely to visit the Moonlit Sanctuary when it reopens.

This is one of the winning photos by Connor Bowes in the Year 10-12 category.