November 26, 2020

Australia’s outback

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These stunning aerial photos of Australia’s outback look like paintings

BY SHANNON CONNELLAN From Mashable

The ‘Sel Rose’ (Pink Salt) series of images was created above Western Australia’s Coral Coast.IMAGE: MARTINE PERRET

Western Australia has a particularly flabbergasting landscape, one photographer Martine Perret felt she needed to get a little higher to capture.

Born in Bordeaux, Perret is a former UN photographer and desk editor at The Australian Financial Review who covered peacekeeping missions in conflict zones such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and , as well as Ebola-affected areas of South Sudan.

Now a local of Margaret River, Western Australia, Perret has taken a series of photographs of the state’s natural landscape from the air, for a new book called Beyond: Above Western Australia.

“As a peacekeeping photographer I had flown almost weekly on UN helicopters on missions to remote places. I had learned there was no better way of getting an understanding of unfamiliar terrain than to see it from above,” Perret said in a statement.

Photographed over a few helicopter flights, the areas featured include Western Australia’s Goldfields-Esperance, Gascoyne, Mid West and Kimberley regions.

“No matter how many times I would study the internet maps of these regions to prepare for my photography flights, nothing would match the beauty of what I could see with my own eyes,” Perret said.

“By varying my flying altitude at different times of day, and playing with the sun’s angle, I could capture striking colours and highlight unusual shapes and patterns.”

Take a gander, they’re pretty stunning.

Salt lake, Kalgoorlie.
IMAGE: MARTINE PERRET

Pink lake, Hutt Lagoon.
IMAGE: MARTINE PERRET

, Peron Peninsula.
IMAGE: MARTINE PERRET

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IMAGE: MARTINE PERRET

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IMAGE: MARTINE PERRET

Lake Lefroy goldfields.
IMAGE: MARTINE PERRET

School of salmon, Hamelin Bay.
IMAGE: MARTINE PERRET

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