Just a short video from the GoPro HD camera that was stuck on my head while in the helicopter. If you want to jump straight to the Ningaloo Reef footage its at 5:15.
Check out how shiny and brand new the helicopter is! The boats you see on the reef are Whale Shark boats, unfortunately we didn’t see any from the air.
Yes another awesome Ningaloo Reef aerial photograph! This was taken from a Sikorsky S76 helicopter almost directly opposite Exmouth. Christian, Mike, Larry and I had just flown in from the Monte Bellos and we thought we’d seen some great landscape sites out there. However, we were totally blown away with Ningaloo Reef from the air, you get to see just how wide it is and just how far it reaches.
I think next time I’m up there I’ll try and wade out to various reef outcrops at low tide to see what I can capture.
I’ve been up to Coral Bay heaps of times but I never realised the reef was as big as it is. Anyone up for a trip to Coral Bay and surrounds in the new year? We could get some awesome landscape and seascape photos. 🙂
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As we sat in the helicopter I thought we were going to have a pretty cool two hours hanging over some of the best spots around Exmouth but I had no idea just how awesome the next two hours were going to be. This was probably the best part of the trip for me. Once we reached 1000ft and started heading out to the coast from Learmonth Airport I saw Ningaloo Reef and was just amazed at how big it was and how colourful it was. This helicopter ride was a landscape and seascape photographers dream come true. For me nothing came close to this over the entire trip. Well maybe videoing the humpback whales the day before by helicopter was better than this but it would be a close call.
As landscape photographers we get to see some pretty amazing sites and scenes and for that I am eternally grateful.
Did anyone manage to capture the sunset tonight?
As a landscape photographer what would you most want to photograph? For me it would probably be Alaska, Cook Islands / Hawaii and Paris.
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Check out the concentration on Christian’s face just as we are about to take off and photograh the Ningaloo Reef!!! Feeling the pressure perhaps of having three other talented people in the helicopter?
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