Bronze 2019 / Nature / Aerial

Shark Bay Aerial Series

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

The Shark Bay peninsula is located at the most westerly point on the Australian continent and expands over an area of about 22,000km2. It’s officially listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site due to it’s rich marine life, including the presence of stromatolites, and having one of the largest and most diverse seagrass beds in the world. Shark Bay’s waters are also known for possessing some of the most exceptional natural features. The vibrancy of colours and natural contours of the earth and sea fuse together to create some of the most captivating frames of nature. Taken from a Cessna 206.

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.