Leaving from the old West Island jetty, the rescue vessel RJ Hawke heads back to Home Island. One of the loveliest sunrises where the colours changed ever so quickly enabling several different photos of the one area.

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I’m one lucky lady who lives on a remote tropical island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Inspired by the surrounding beauty above and below, I took up photography as a hobby several years go. This has now turned out to be an all consuming passion, driven by the desire to promote the Cocos (Keeling) Islands the only way I know, through my eyes and lens.

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  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 5 years ago

    Stunning shot with beautiful muted tones..WELCOME TO RB!! Great collection;))

  • Karen Willshaw
    Karen Willshawalmost 5 years ago

    Thanks for looking and your positive comments – greatly appreciated ~ Karen

  • Nori Bucci
    Nori Buccialmost 5 years ago

    Wow, what a beautiful shot this is. So peaceful, and the light and color are just perfect. Very beautiful work!!!

  • Karen Willshaw
    Karen Willshawalmost 5 years ago

    Thank you Nori. I appreciate you looking and commenting

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    June 9, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much Teresa for the feature

    – Karen Willshaw

  • leonie7
    leonie7about 1 year ago


  • Thank you Lee for the feature. Greatly appreciated :)

    – Karen Willshaw

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 1 year ago

    Lovely! Congrats on the recent feature!

  • Thanks so much Angie – appreciate the congrats :)

    – Karen Willshaw

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful work !!!!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    Nature And Man ~ FEATURE GALLERY~ June 18th, 2013

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder9 months ago

    Departing Challenge

  • Qnita
    Qnita7 months ago

    Wow! This is beautiful! A “Fave…” for me…

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