Shark Bay Aerial Series

PrizeShortlist in Photography
CompanyMano Pictures
ArtistSteven Manolakis

The Shark Bay World Heritage Area is located at the most westerly point on the Australian continent. Covering about 22,000 square kilometres, Shark Bay’s waters are known for having some of the world’s most exceptional natural features. When viewed from the air, the vibrancy of colours of the earth and sea fuse together to create some of the most captivating frames of nature. All photos were captured while flying in a Cessna 206 aeroplane.

STEVEN MANOLAKIS is an American-born, Sydney-based award-winning fine art photographer. He first discovered his love for photography after moving to Australia at the young age of 18, where he began to develop and refine his own distinctive artistic style. Steven’s most recent creative composition endeavours to accentuate and make intimate the aesthetics of Australian topography. The uncanny synthesis of rock, soil and sea have created the most exquisite composite of landscape photography, consolidating texture, contour and colour seamlessly together as a painter’s brush strokes onto canvas.