2022 / Fine Art / Landscape


  • Photographer
    Steven Manolakis
  • Agency / Studio
    Steven Stanley Manolakis

Perhaps the second most famous pink lake in Australia, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre is a glittering salt pan basin stretching hundreds of kilometres northeast of Adelaide. When flooded with rain during the wet season it becomes the largest lake in Australia and a mecca for birdlife, fish and wildflowers. As the lake starts to empty, the pigment of an algae that’s particularly fond of salt causes the water to turn a striking shade of pink. Captured from a Cessna 172.

Steven Manolakis is a photographer based in Sydney. His images of Australian landscapes photographed from above provide a unique view of what lies surrounding us. Since he began shooting in 2018, Steven has earned more than 90 international photography awards, commendations, and honourable mentions. The most notable accolades include winning placements in the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year, the IPA, Siena Awards, and Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers. His work has been published in The Eye of Photography, Australian Photography, and All About Photo magazines.