WRAPPING UP NINGALOO REEF AND THE WHALE SHARK SHOOT

I’m just wrapping up a 10 day assignment to photograph Western Australia’s Coral Coast (100 gigs to process).

It’s been a particularly demanding shoot but, I’d have to say, the past two days have been exceptional by any measure. Yesterday we snorkelled with eight giant whale sharks feeding just off Ningaloo Reef. A magic moment unfolded when one of the sharks I trailed to exhaustion (mine), turned and swam directly towards me, veering away at arms length as it continued to feed and draw in plankton.

And today, I took to the air in an Ultra-Light for a 90 minute flight over the reef and Cape Range National Park in near-perfect conditions (below).

I’ll post a preview of some of the best images from the assignment shortly.

On assignment. Photo compliments of Gavin

On assignment. Photo: Courtesy Gavin at Bird’s Eye View (which I’d highly recommend)