The Kimberley

PrizeFinalists in Shoot (photo/video)
CompanySteven Stanley Manolakis
ArtistSteven Manolakis
CreditSteven Manolakis

Located in Australia's beautiful northwest, the Kimberley is one of the world’s oldest and largest wilderness landscapes. Its predominantly untouched coastline featuring pristine white silica shores and shimmering azure seas is an extraordinary contrast to the towering red sandstone escarpments, open sky and sweeping plains. Delicate coastal sandbanks, isles, inlets and other natural phenomena are routinely unveiled by the retreat of large tidal currents which dictate when and what to explore throughout the region, whilst providing a stunning canvas unrivaled on the Australian landscape.

Steven Manolakis is an American photographer who captures the beauty and detail of the Australian landscape from a unique visual perspective. He travels to remote locations across the red country with his medium format camera, utilising small bush planes and helicopters to photograph the topography below. Since 2018, his aerial photography has earned over 100 international photography awards, commendations, nominations, and honourable mentions.