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Great Barrier Reef

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Great Barrier Reef, Queensland - Australia
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Silver Award Gold Award + Finalist - Epson International Panoramic Awards 2012
Silver Award Silver Award - Creative Asia Awards 2012
Silver Award
Silver Award - WPE 2020 - Aerial
Silver Award
Honorable Mention - International Photography Awards 2012
Silver Award
Voted 'Australias Best View' in Australian Traveller Magazine's 'Top 100 Views in Australia' 2012
Silver Award
Voted one of the 'Best Panoramic photos of 2012' on Australian Geographic Website
Silver Award
Finalist in CIWEM’s Environmental Photographer of the Year 2010
Silver Award
Honorable Mention - International Photography Awards 2017
Silver Award
Nominee - 11th Annual International Color Awards

While researching ideas to photograph the Great Barrier Reef I decided that the best way to capture it would be from above. This was my first Aerial shoot and it was quite challenging with a panoramic rangefinder camera that normally requires the use of a tripod for long exposures.

During early 2010 I commenced a four week road trip from my home town of Melbourne all the way to Cairns. I planned to organise a private helicopter charter during the trip to shoot the Great Barrier Reef however the charter was almost cancelled due to an unforeseen car breakdown and inclement weather. Luckily though, after waiting for almost a week, 3 days of calm weather were forecast so I booked a helicopter charter and prayed for perfect conditions. Well my prayers were certainly answered!

With much anticipation leading up to the flight, it was all over very quickly. Flying at 3000 feet hanging out of a helicopter without doors is certainly not for the faint hearted, but it sure was an experience that I will never forget! This was the very first shot that I captured once the helicopter took off and was the only one of this part of the reef. In fact with only 4 shots on each roll of film I ended up with a total of only 12 shots to choose from.

After viewing this photograph it is obvious that the Great Barrier Reef must be viewed from above to be fully appreciated.

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Mark Gray's fine art open edition photographs are printed on archival quality Metallic Pearl paper. The quality is exceptional with a very large colour gamut and high gloss pearlescent appearance. It also has a strong resistance to light fading and with correct mounting and framing will last for many years without any signs of fading.

After printing, your photograph is digitally signed and titled by Mark Gray. It's then covered, rolled and packed into a hard cylinder tube to guarantee safe delivery. All prints come with 'Framing & Handling' instructions ensuring you get the most from your print/s.

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For unframed prints and gallery wall stock (framed prints), Australia wide delivery takes 1-2 weeks and International delivery takes 2-3 weeks. For custom framed prints, Australia wide delivery generally takes 6-8 weeks and International delivery time takes 8-10 weeks. If you have a tight deadline feel free to give us a call and we can discuss your options with you.

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We are highly confident that you will be more than satisfied with the quality of Mark Gray's landscape photos, however if you aren't happy for any reason, we offer a 30 day money back guarantee (providing we receive the print in the same condition in which you received it).

Any prints damaged in transit are repaired or replaced free of charge on return.

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Please Note: The best care has been taken to accurately represent the finished photograph in the online gallery, however due to web limitations and differences in individual user's monitor settings, printed colours may differ slightly from the photos viewed on this website.

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