If you seen from above, the Bushrangers Bay corresponds an old-fashioned keyhole hit into Bass Point located near Shellharbour, Sydney. It is very easy to see why the little bay is a real haven for sea creatures that hide in the seagrass beds and rockpools of this official wildlife sanctuary.
But at times, Bushrangers Bay is home to creatures which do not actually want to be there. The time when wind comes from northeast, fleets of bluebottles are boasted into the bay, from where they are not been able to navigate back to the ocean.
Matthew Smith, a Stanwell Park photographer, knew regarding this environmental demurrer, and saw a scope. He would drive to Bushrangers before morning and right on sunrise sport his wetsuit as well as submerge himself among the floating creatures, attempting to get just the right shot. 18 months, and dozens of some stings, later, he had pocketed what he was looking for a snap of a bluebottle along with a transparent sail as well as trailing tentacles, burning like a neon sign in the water at morning.
The gorgeous photograph, called Sailing, is one of hundred outstanding snaps in Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit that starts next Saturday at Australian Museum. Smith did not color plucking. Nature offers fifty percent
Smith told that the blue of the bluebottle is hundred per cent natural. He used high-powered underwater lights like a waterproof camera flash called strobes. He has a scope each two months to three weeks to get his snaps.