Manta feeding in the blue. Christmas Island. Christmas has been called the Indian Ocean Galapagos because of its unique wildlife both above and below. Christmas Island is an external territory of Australia.

D300 | 10-17mm


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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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  • yook
    yookover 3 years ago

    very calming.
    nice work.

  • kemal91
    kemal91over 3 years ago

    So beautiful and graceful :)

  • Geoffrey Dunn
    Geoffrey Dunnover 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much for the feature!!! Really chuffed :)

    – Karen Willshaw

  • ShotsOfLove
    ShotsOfLoveover 3 years ago

    Delightful image Karen:- )

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...about 2 years ago

    what a fabulous shot!!

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...about 2 years ago


    Beautiful Wildlife in the Blues
    June 13, 2012

  • Thank you so much for the Feature. What an honour!!

    – Karen Willshaw

  • DavoSp8
    DavoSp8about 2 years ago

    Wow Karen, you take an SLR underwater? This is great

  • Hi, thanks for your comment. Yep… My trusty D300 in a Seatool housing. :)

    – Karen Willshaw

  • aprilann
    aprilann11 months ago

    Beautiful. Please consider entering this into the Monochrome Challenge in So Blue.

  • Thank you :)

    – Karen Willshaw

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