Why even hike if you won’t take a selfie from the most dangerous cliff for your followers to admire? I’m being sarcastic, of course, but it appears that more and more Australians are taking this approach seriously. According to a recent study, Australia has reached the highest number of selfie-related deaths in the past decade Specifically, deaths caused by falling off cliffs while taking selfies.
A man and a woman nearly escaped death while taking selfies near the ocean in Sydney, Australia. They were trying to capture giant waves smashing against a breakwall right behind them. And then, a gigantic wave swept them away, taking them both straight into the ocean. The incident was caught on camera, and it’s a dreadful, but necessary reminder of why you shouldn’t take selfies near such huge waves.
Most of us have been taught that sharks are scary and that we should fear them. But photographer Scott Fairchild shows us that sharks and humans can coexist in peace. He recently captured drone footage showing two surfers and a great white shark swimming near each other in perfect harmony.
Australian Geographic has announced the winners of its annual Nature Photographer of the Year contest. The overall winner for the 2021 competition is an image of a gorgeous sea creature: a leafy sea dragon. Scott Portelli is the photographer behind the image of this mysterious creature, but there are plenty more beautiful images selected as category winners. Take a look at them below for a daily dose of inspiration.
While chilling on his balcony in Bondi Beach, Australia, drone pilot Matt Woods launched his drone to take some aerial footage. What he didn’t expect was seeing a spear fisherman and a shark lunging towards him. Woods called the lifeguards and helped them prevent what could have been a shark attack.
Australian music photographer Jack Stafford has recently been accused of sexual misconduct. Over the course of just four days, more than 100 women to come forward and gave statements about his behavior. Eventually, he issued a public apology and admitted: “I am an abuser.”
The coronavirus outbreak has affected our industry in a number of ways. One of them is pretty weird and probably frustrating for many new couples and their photographers. As you might know, the number of people who can be in closed spaces has been limited in the majority of countries. In Australia, it’s currently five, which also severely limits the number of guests at weddings. In other words – if you want the photographer to attend, he or she will have to act as one of the witnesses.
When a 17-year-old Cameron Grace recently flew his drone on Australian beach, I doubt he had in mind that his hobby would prevent a dangerous encounter. While flying his DJI Spark, he spotted a shark lurking only meters away from two swimmers. Thanks to his and his aunt’s quick reaction, the swimmers managed to get out of the water.