In a place called Cendrawasih Bay in West Papua, whalesharks congregate in great numbers to feed in the rich waters. filter feeding on small fish and plankton these sharks have a healthy appetite and very rarely stop eating for anything. But the reason they are so abundant is because the local fisherman share their catch with these giants and now the sharks know they can sometimes get an easy feed from the fisherman on the Began’s. being in the water with several hungry whalesharks that have no concern for your personal space is hectic to say the least. they will literally squeeze you out of the way to get to the bait fish caught in the nets. truly a spectacular event to witness, just watch you don’t get knocked out by these pushy giants.
Awarded Gold in the Science, Environment & Nature Category
- Whale do you mean I look funny? http://t.co/3ePumM0Y 2012-10-09
- Words cannot describe the emotion of staring into the eye of a whale, it is a life changing experience. http://t.co/N8Tp7rh9 2012-10-08
- I posted 8 photos on Facebook in the album "Tongan Crew" http://t.co/chmhOipJ 2012-10-07
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Stay tuned for some of the photography workshops we are scheduling for 2015 to some of the most remote and picturesque Islands around Australia.
Christmas Island is one of the truly amazing places on the planet. with the most unique migration of any species. I am talking about the Red Crab migration. each year millions of crabs migrate from the surrounding forest down to the beaches for that one perfect night to drop their eggs into the ocean. I cant describe how phenomenal this event is. Not to mention the amazing creatures in the water that also come for this event, whale sharks and manta rays feed on the larvae. it is such a Picturesque place topped by viewing this rare event. I was in crab paradise. I spent most of my time in Christmas Island but also managed to get across to Cocos which is equally beautiful but by contrast very different. I haven’t quite finished with these 2 Australian territories just yet, look forward to getting back there again in the near future.
Some amazing shots across a number of categories at the Underwater Festival shootout 2013. I was honoured with 2 awards in the Big Stuff and Humans Category, along with the Ultra Short Video category. Check out some of the amazing photos in this year’s shootout: