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    Ty Stedman

    Exmouth is located in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia and serves as the hub of the Ningaloo Reef. The Ningaloo Reef is a fringing reef system extending over 300km from Quobba Station just north of Carnarvon to North West Cape. In 2011 the Reef and Coast was granted UNESCO World Heritage status due to its diverse array of marine life. The region is visited by tourists from around the world and again and again by Western Australians.

    Whilst the Ningaloo Reef lives in the wings, compared to its east coast counterpart, the Great Barrier Reef, the Ningaloo Reef is world renowned as destination to swim with the largest fish in the sea, the Whale Shark. I was very fortunate to swim with a number of Whale Sharks on a recent trip to the region, alongside my Dad, Graham. It was an incredible experience and one that I cannot recommend enough.

    I have visited Exmouth on numerous occasions in the past searching for unique compositions that would peak my interest. The area surrounding Exmouth is quite barren by East Coast standards with a majority of its dry creek beds being quenched by rain between the months of Jan and June. The region is full of life but other than the standard postcard shots I have found it difficult to capture an image that I was content with.

    For this reason I had been looking forward to taking to the air as I was certain that the reef would offer up a number of images offering a contrast of

    My vision for this collection was to present a range of images that collectively exemplify what the region is about. The tones, textures and abstractions that are unique to the area. It is amazing how each reef is quite distinct from another. The colours, the way it is constructed and the shapes and lines that are formed.

    I am proud to share this collection with you and know that it won’t be my last from this unique landscape.

    I invite you to view the collection.

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