Bronze 2022 / Nature / Aerial


  • Photographer
    Steven Manolakis
  • Agency / Studio
    Steven Stanley Manolakis
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Nature/Aerial

The waters and islands of Shark Bay, a World Heritage Site located at Australia’s most westerly point, cover an area of more than 2.2m hectares with some of the most remarkable natural features on the planet. Shark Bay is in fact two bays on either side of Peron Peninsula near Dirk Hartog Island, where red sandhills contrast with sandy beaches, white dunes and dramatic cliffs. Its diverse land and seascapes are home to many marine species, wildlife and flora that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

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.