DESCRIPTION'Gilded River' captures the elegance and simplicity of a vast and diverse landscape from a rarely experienced perspective. Some landscapes only become visible after you take off.
An enthralling marine salt lake in the mid-west region of Western Australia, Hutt Lagoon confounds visitors from far and wide with its vibrant strawberry milk colour (hence the nickname Pink Lake). The lake is home to the world’s largest microalgae production plant which produces an abundance of algae containing beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is most notably used as a colouring agent in foods and cosmetics. The area is a natural marvel largely at the mercy of the elements, and never is it more spectacular than when seen from above.
AUTHORSteven Manolakis is a photographer based in Sydney. His images of Australian landscapes photographed from above provide a unique view of what lies surrounding us.
Since he began shooting in 2018, Steven has earned more than 90 international photography awards, commendations, and honourable mentions. The most notable accolades include winning placements in the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year, the IPA, Siena Awards, and Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers. His work has been published in The Eye of Photography, Australian Photography, and All About Photo magazines.