Weekly Photo Challenge – From Above

Here is my first ever attempt at the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge. These are my photo’s ‘From Above’, taken of the Great Barrier Reef during a helicopter tour. It was one of the best experiences of my life, and one of the most magical things I have ever seen. The reef is just as beautiful from the sky as it is underwater.



The dark blue through the centre of this shot is an ancient river which ran through this area when the reef was mountains, millions of year ago.


I like this shot because you can see the curve of the earth. Out on the reef you feel a million miles from anywhere.


In the centre of this photo is the heart reef, the most photographed location in the entire Great Barrier Reef. It is a truly amazing natural occurrence.


6 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – From Above

  1. Good Evening: I’ve spent a weekend at Lady Elliot Island. Where did you take these (impressive!) photographs? I don’t know where the Heart Reef is located in relation to L.E I. Vonn Scott Bair

    • Hi there! I just had a look and Lady Elliot Island is quite a way down south, close to the start of the reef. I lived on an island in the Whitsundays, right at the top, roughly a 45 minute helicopter ride from heart reef, which is on Hardy Reef. Hardy is in the midst of a collection of reef named Hook, Line, Sinker and Barb, which I think is hilarious. Thanks for the follow!

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