Nikon D60 (Sigma 10-20mm) plus circular polariser.
ISO 100 • f/18 • 1/2sec • 20mm

An amazing reef nestled amongst the islands at the tip of the Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia. This reef is one of the highest in the area, and when there’s a particularly low tide, it is entirely exposed. As the water rises, it rushes over the edge of the reef, creating a magificent cascade several hundred metres long. I stood on the ocean floor with my tripod to take this photo :)
Thanks heaps to the Bardi boys who took Jonathan and me out on their boat to see this amazing spectacle.

EDIT: I happily took photos from this vantage point for about ten minutes, then jumped back in the boat. The Bardi boys gleefully pointed at a sharkfin gliding through the water a few hundred metres from where I was standing in the water. Definitely gave me a bit of a scare!!!


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  • PenelopeLawry
    PenelopeLawryalmost 3 years ago

    Amazing, great image, quite surreal.

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamalmost 3 years ago

    This is special in in black and white. Lovely work!

  • ElRobbo
    ElRobboalmost 3 years ago

    Hey, this one’s a definite fav for me, Mieke!
    Love the silky texture of the water on the jagged rocks!
    Keep up the great work!

  • Chris Cobern
    Chris Cobernalmost 3 years ago

    What an amazing spot and so beautifully captured.

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroalmost 3 years ago

    Wow, a sight to behold, one that would have left you in awe I think. Great image captured, Mieke. xoxo

  • Catherine Davis
    Catherine Davisalmost 3 years ago

    Wow! Spectacular!

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 3 years ago

    Wow, I wanna come back to see this, and the vertical falls too!

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkialmost 3 years ago

    Amazing sight

  • John Conway
    John Conwayalmost 3 years ago

    Envious Mieke, as Hans said would be an “amazing” sight, I do like your choice of mono

  • KathyT
    KathyTalmost 3 years ago

    What an amazing sight and a great capture Mieke.

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