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Best Photos of 2018 From The Community

One of our favourite things to do each year is reflect on the incredible photography and stories shared within our community, and we have to say 2018 has blown us away.

Here are 10 of the most celebrated images from the community this year (in no particular order).


A mesmerising display of bioluminescence
Image by @davey_rogers

Sometimes nature just blows my mind. A mesmerising display of bioluminescence or ‘Sea Sparkle’ along @sapphirecoastnsw last night. Here we have a buildup of the algae in a back lagoon which was illuminating as raindrops hit it. I watched this for hours 😯.

EOS 6D Mark II and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
ISO 800 | f/4 | 60"

leopard stalking a stork
Image by @chefpaulrifkin

A quick one shot capture of a leopard stalking a stork, it all happened in a second. I could see something was going to happen and waited for the first flap of the wings…click!

EOS 5D Mark III and EF 100-400mm f/4.6-5.6L IS USM Lens
ISO 125 | f/5.6 | 1/1000" | 400mm Focal Length

Fire and Storm at Australian outback
Image by @abstractaerialart

Whilst travelling through the Australian outback back in January 2017 during the very early stages of @abstractaerialart, we came across a wet season storm that had set alight the bush surrounding us and found ourselves with a unique opportunity to try and capture nature at its most raw. Unfortunately the weather was far to hostile to attempt using the drone but this was the image we photographed from ground level. Still rates as one of the most exhilarating and scariest experiences of our lives!

EOS 5D Mark II and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
ISO 320 | f/6.3 | 0.5"

Shipwreck Photography
Image by @shipwreckphotography

Hello Monday 💛💙

EOS 1D X Mark II and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
ISO 50 | f/8 | 30"

HSH Photos
Image by @hshphotos

A morning I will never forget✨⁣

EOS 1D X Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
ISO 1250 | f/5.6 | 1/320"

Supermoon at Sydney Harbour Bridge
Image by @elisaeves

These lucky bridge climbers had a perfect view of Sunday’s Supermoon, and with a bit of planning I was stoked to catch the moon right over the centre of the Sydney Harbour Bridge! This is a single image, no photoshop. 📷

EOS 5D Mark IV and EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens
ISO 320 | f/11 | 1/80"

Ocean Wave by Warren Keelan
Image by @warrenkeelan

What inspires me as a photographer? First and foremost, the ocean. This grand body of water connects us all. It’s an element that holds an infinite amount of mystery and as a photographer it provides an endless source of inspiration. From delicate sunlit ripples on the ocean’s surface, to gigantic, detonating slabs of water there’s always something to hold your focus.

EOS 5D Mark IV and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens with AquaTech imaging solutions housing

Mount Fuji view at Chureito Pagoda
Image by @tk_north

Cold early morning walks up to the Chureito Pagoda to watch those first rays of sun hitting the iconic Mount Fuji—definitely a morning well spent.

EOS 6D and EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
ISO 100 | f/11 | 30"

Gudgenby Valley in Namadgi National Park
Image by @arirex1

Inspired by the jumping kangaroo of the Qantas logo, this shot has always been in my mind but it was hard to get. While I was away at a two day photography workshop in the Gudgenby Valley in Namadgi National Park, we were walking to a beautiful spot for the portrait in nature session. I saw a group of Kangaroos in front of us and I was hoping for Skippy to cut through. It felt like he read my mind. I took a sequence of 5 shots as he was jumping and this one hit the jackpot.

EOS 5D Mark IV and EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
ISO 640 | f/4.5 | 1/400"

Shark Fin by Matt Burgess
Image by @matt_burgess_photo

The first session back I saw a shark fin.

EOS 5D Mark III and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
ISO 100 | f/4 | 1/1250"

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