Hi, greetings from the sandbar in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

I live on one of Australia’s most remote and little known territories, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands located literally in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

When I moved to Cocos I started dabbling a little with photography. It soon became apparent that I’d finally found something I was passionate about. I am totally self-taught. Each time I go out shooting I try to challenge myself with something new I’ve learnt via google or Nikonians, the best Nikon forum out there (highly recommend). It is very difficult not to want to grab a camera and start shooting the amazing beauty that surrounds me on a daily basis.

I am happily married to a very, very patient husband and have a gorgeous daughter from a previous marriage.

My personal achievements have been self-publishing a coffee table book called Reflections of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands that may be purchased from my site KAREN WILLSHAW

My landscape and underwater images have been commissioned by Australia Post for several Cocos (Keeling) Islands stamp issues. It just proves you are never to old to live a dream.

I may not be able to respond to everyone personally, however I would like to say THANK YOU for your followings, favourites and compliments to my photography. Best “fishes” – Karen

To purchase larger prints on canvas, acrylic and aluminium, please visit my web site: KAREN WILLSHAW

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My images DO NOT belong to the Public Domain.
All images are copyright © Karen Willshaw 2013.
All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or transmitting any of these images without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

  • Joined: September 2009


Made A sale!!!

Thank you so much for the lovely person who purchased a small metallic print of: / “Lion of a Fish” / So much appreciated!! / Best “fishes” / Karen <*(—))><
Posted about 3 years – 13 comments

Made A Sale!!!

Thank you to the lovely person who has just purchased a large canvas print of “The Oddest Couple Around” an image of our resident dugong, Kat and his batfish pal. / http://www.redbubble.com/people/karengerhard/works/10460006-the-oddest-couple-around / Best “fishes” / Karen
Posted over 3 years – 16 comments


I have not long returned from a wonderful 10 day experience in Siem Reap, Cambodia with my daughter. During our time there we visited many of the temples in the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park; including Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm (Tomb Raiders), Beng Mealea (Indiana Jones) and Banteay Sirei. Amazing that these temples were built around 900ad. Some are being restored, others are being left to the jun…
Posted over 3 years – 2 comments

I Made A Sale

Thank you so much to the wonderful person who purchased a framed print of Canoe Beach II – Cocos (Keeling) Islands / I sincerely appreciate your support and hope Canoe Beach brings a little bit of Cocos into your life. / Best “fishes” / Karen
Posted over 3 years – 8 comments
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