Featured Photographer | Naomi Rose

Naomi

 


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Naomi is an Irish Underwater Photographer now living and working on the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. Naomi learned to dive in Ireland (yes, really!) with her university club, spending most of her time diving and photographing Ireland's incredible coastline, eventually becoming a PADI Dive Instructor. 

Always with a camera in hand, Naomi turned her passion into a career when she moved to Coral Bay, WA. She now works as a freedive photographer with Coral Bay Ecotours, shooting megafaunas such as whale sharks, manta rays, humpback whales and all the other wildlife Ningaloo has to offer. Naomi’s images are taken mostly holding her breath and with natural light, allowing for unique interactions with wildlife. 

Naomi especially loves to photograph sharks, hoping that she can change perceptions of these animals before it’s too late. The Ningaloo Reef is home to the most diverse shark and ray population on the planet and so is the perfect place to photograph species whose populations have been decimated in other parts of the world. The hope is that the more people see how misunderstood these important animals are, fear can be changed into awe and ignorance into obsession because people tend to protect what they love.


An extremely rare encounter with the critically endangered Ornate Eagle Ray. This is the seventh individual identified on the Ningaloo Reef 
Ornate eagle ray Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia 
'An extremely rare encounter with the critically endangered Ornate Eagle Ray. This is the seventh individual identified on the Ningaloo Reef' 

 

 

A baby green sea turtle in the first of many struggles it will face on its journey to adulthood. This little one made it to the water in once piece 
Baby green sea turtle Exmouth, Western Australia 

 

A bait ball of fish is targeted by birds from the air and sharks below while a lucky tour boat watches
Baitball action Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia 

 

A cloudy day on the Ningaloo still yields special opportunities if youre in the right place at the right time

Whale shark Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia 
'A cloudy day on the Ningaloo still yields special opportunities if you're in the right place at the right time'

 

A Dusky Whaler shark tries to stealthily cruise through a tight ball of bait fish hoping they dont stray too far from its mouth

Dusky Shark Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia 

 

A golden Leopard Shark also known as a Zebra Shark

Zebra shark Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia 

 

A Green Sea Turtle cruises over its coral home

Green sea turtle Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

 

A Logger Head Turtle the dinosaur of the ocean sits on the sand flats of Coral Bay

Loggerhead turtle Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia 

 

Two Whale Sharks cross paths in a vast ocean and circle eachother just once before going their separate ways

Whale sharks Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia 
'These two whale sharks crossed paths and circled each other just once before going their separate ways!'

The ultimate apex predator the orca wild and free on the Ningaloo at sunset
Orca at sunset
Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia 

 

Onlookers from a whale shark tour boat watch as a Giant Northern Petrel sits right infront of my dome towering above my head in the water
 
Giant northern petrel Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
'This giant northern petrel sat right in front of my dome towering above my head in the water, as onlookers watched from a whale shark boat'

 

Two Elegant Sea Snakes are intertwined as the male wraps himself around the female hoping to mate with her one of my favourite encounters

Sea snakes Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
'Two elegant sea snakes have intertwined as the male wraps himself around the female hoping to mate with her, is one of my favourite encounters'

 

Two Australian Sea Lions playfully fighting. These two individuals belong to a population of only 10 12000

 Sea lions Jurien Bay, Western Australia
'Two Australian sea lions playfully fighting. These two individuals belong to a population of only 12,000'

 

Its unusual to see whale sharks in such shallow water but its very exciting when we do

Whale shark Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
'It's unusual to see whale sharks in such shallow water but it's very exciting when we do'

 

A thriving reef system Coral Bay is home to a huge amount of biodiversity and is an underwater photographers dream

Me Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia 
'A thriving reef system Coral Bay is home to a huge amount of biodiversity and is an underwater photographers dream'

 

Find Naomi on Instagram @naomirosephoto


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