Karen Willshaw

Cocos (K) Islands, Australia

BRINGING COCOS TO THE WORLD / I’m one lucky lady who lives on a remote tropical island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Inspired...


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 other online tutorials. 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 now run photo tours to Vietnam and Cambodia with the possibility of India in 2018. My next tour is to Vietnam during October 2017. If you are interested, please PM me.

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhotographyByKarenWill...

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Karen_Willshaw

My images DO NOT belong to the Public Domain.
All images are copyright © Karen Willshaw 2017.
All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or transmitting any of these images without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

  • Joined: September 2009



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