Great to see this image (below) of Belgian visitor Sarah Idriss Yazami at the Great Barrier Reef used really nicely on the cover of the current Queensland Business Monthly magazine published on Friday. I made the pic with the help of the delightful Sarah and dozens of cooperative reef fish at Green Island several months ago – originally to accompany the story of the The United Nations World Heritage Committee decision against listing the Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’.
Another image from the same set was used to accompany that original story in Queensland Newspapers ‘Sunday Mail’, and this pic languished for a few months until picked up for the QBM cover of their new issue focusing on the resurgence of Queensland’s reef island resorts.
Sarah – a member of the Save the Turtle program – was a model of patience as we waited on the rain swept island for the tide to recede and for the sun to emerge … several hours later the rain clouds parted and we had a tiny window to make the pics before the ferry headed back to Cairns. Cue fish … !
Image © Brian Cassey