Shark Bay is a world heritage area approximately 800km north of Perth. The sheltered coves and seagrass beds are a haven for turtles, dugongs and migrating humpbacks. It is home to the largest seagrass bank in the world and supports the largest population of dugongs found anywhere else. It contains evidence of the oldest living structure on earth, the stromatolites of Hamelin Pool and provides safe refuge for numerous rare and threatened plants and animals. To say it holds enormous ecological and biological significance in supporting terrestrial, freshwater, coastal and marine ecosystems is an understatement. Its unique environment is unmatched and for this reason alone it must be protected and respected by all who visit it. It is a place of unrivalled natural beauty and teaming with life.
This photograph was taken on Bottle Bay Beach and one of many thousands of views throughout the park, yet one of the most photographed for its accessibility and natural beauty. These are the colours of Shark Bay, clear blue sky, vibrant red and orange cliffs, striking turquoise water and fine white sands. In this image, the broken tree branch draws your eye back to the foreground and provides an added focal point for the viewer.
Location - Bottle Bay, Francois Peron National Park, Shark Bay, Western Australia
Aspect Shown - Rectangle
Produce Code - FP17110R
Camera Specifications: Canon EOS 5DS-R, EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM, Focal Length: 16mm, ISO 100, MM: Pattern, Exp: 1/160@f/8.0