Ningaloo Reef by Marc Llewellyn


I’ve always wanted to photograph Whale Sharks underwater without the aid of a tour. After 10 days on the Ningaloo Reef off Exmouth, Western Australia, my dreams turned into reality and then some.

From encounters with 12ft tiger sharks, graceful underwater dances with giant oceanic manta rays, thrilling dives into bait-balls with frenzying sharks to slow motion glides with enormous whale sharks, the Ningaloo Reef had it all. Thick with diverse marine life all thriving in unimaginable numbers and under the watchful eye of a local population of passionate ocean conservationists.