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Photographer of the Week – Craig Parry
By Daniel Norwood, November 13, 2021 @ 06:00 AM (EST)

Ocean and landscape photography combine in this shot of paradise from inside the waves, Vanuatu

Craig Parry is a multi-award-winning oceanic and nature photographer based in Byron Bay, Australia. Growing up along the coastline of northern New South Wales, it was his parents’ gift of a disposable waterproof camera at five years old that set him on the path to his passion. While most kids his age were reading comics, Craig was immersing himself in early editions of Australian Geographic, and when he turned 13, he spent all his savings on a 35mm SLR—a move that ultimately set the course for his future. Entirely self-taught, Craig worked hard at his craft before making a life-changing decision and becoming a full-time professional photographer in 2004, a defining moment in his life.

Today, his fine art photography offers a unique insight into the world around us. Craig’s subjects are presented in their natural habitats in a manner that seeks to connect audiences with the environment. Portraying the obvious as abstract, Craig’s images are engaging and beautiful at the same time. As a Sony Global Ambassador, his work regularly sees him traveling to all corners of the globe in pursuit of new adventures and unique encounters, and he can often be found working with the likes of National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and the Travel Channel.

Craig’s stature as a leading nature photographer has been confirmed as his work has taken top honors in numerous prestigious photography contests. He also runs regular photography workshops, to Tonga, Africa and beyond.

A green turtle proudly displays its stunning shell, Byron Bay, Australia

Migaloo the famous albino humpback whale, Byron Bay, Australia

A curious humpback whale spyhopping, Vava’u, Tonga

A manta ray glides across the ocean floor, Socorro, Mexico

Loggerhead turtles ride the waves, Australia

A mother and calf rest on the sand in Vava’u, Tonga

A whitetip reef shark patrols the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

A leopard shark perfectly captured in black and white, Byron Bay, Australia

Green turtles feast on jellyfish, Byron Bay, Australia

A curious clownfish in its coral home, Coral Sea, Australia

Eye to eye with a minke whale, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Humpback whale fin swipe, Vava’u, Tonga

A pufferfish smiles for the camera in Byron Bay, Australia

To stay up to date with Craig’s latest adventures and trips, check out his website, www.craigparryphotography.com.


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