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Ocean view from Chooky Bay on Rosemary Island, Dampier Archipelago, Pilbara, North West, Western Australia.

This image was taken looking out to sea, from the end of Chooky Bay on Rosemary Island, past Brigadier Island and on to the vast Indian Ocean. The rocks, which form the western extent of Chooky Bay, provide some foreground interest and a leading line to follow to where they are submerged in the clear water and onto the distant Brigadier Island in the distance. A couple of wispy clouds complete the frame to break up the often cloudless skies.

This image looks equally good in colour where the clear calm turquoise water contrasts with the grey and black granite rocks and deep blue sky. However for me, since I am addicted to black and white (does that make me boring?) I’ve decided to share the monochrome version. Let me know if you want to see it in colour.

Titled “Ocean View” to reflect the view point of the composition.

The Dampier Archipelago, which consists of 42 deserted islands off the coast of Dampier in the Pilbara region of the North West of Western Australia. Founded by British explorer William Dampier in 1699. Green, loggerhead, flatback and hawksbill turtles nest on the beaches. Dugongs, dolphins and humpback whales are often seen in surrounding waters. Rothschild’s rock-wallabies, northern quolls and water rats thrive on some islands. Migratory waders use the beaches and mangrove flats to feed and rest after long flights from the northern hemisphere. It is the richest area of marine biodiversity known in Western Australia, with coral reefs, sponge gardens, seagrass and more than 650 fish species. The islands have numerous historic sites dating back to the 1800’s including relics from bygone pearling, whaling and pastoral industries. It was also a place of significance for the Aboriginal people and has many ancient sites throughout.

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