Australia   |  2022

Silver Winner

Exist

Photographer

Steven Manolakis

Category

Fine Art Photography - Landscape

Company

Steven Stanley Manolakis

Submission Group

Professional

Perhaps the second most famous pink lake in Australia, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre is a glittering salt pan basin stretching hundreds of kilometres northeast of Adelaide. When flooded with rain during the wet season it becomes the largest lake in Australia and a mecca for birdlife, fish and wildflowers. As the lake starts to empty, the pigment of an algae that’s particularly fond of salt causes the water to turn a striking shade of pink. During the 2021-22 summer in Australia, local rainfall and floodwaters linked to La Niña began to fill Lake Eyre, attracting the attention of photographers across the country to document this event.

Credits

Steven Manolakis
Amateur
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Category

Fine Art Photography - Fine Art / Other

Amateur
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Bernd Schirmer

Category

Fine Art Photography - Nudes

Amateur
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Category

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Professional
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Category

Fine Art Photography - Fashion