News

Bianca snaps turtle 50m off beach

AMAZING ENCOUNTER: Bokarina beach lover Bianca Brown snapped this wonderful shot of a turtle off Moffat Beach.
AMAZING ENCOUNTER: Bokarina beach lover Bianca Brown snapped this wonderful shot of a turtle off Moffat Beach. Bianca Brown

BIANCA Brown wishes she was born with gills.

The 20-year-old photographer recently captured amazing turtle photos about 50m off Moffat Beach.

Bianca, of Bokarina, said she did her best work when she was in the surf, snapping stunning shots of wildlife.

She took more than 350 photographs that day as she followed the turtle around for 45 minutes.

It's just a small part of the portfolio she has slowly built up for herself with her camera, a Canon 1D Mark II in water casing.

"The turtle was very friendly - he even let me watch him eat," she said.

"I've seen turtles out surfing before when they've popped their heads up, but I've never swum with one for that long.

"He was just so close."

The ocean has always beckoned Bianca.

She has had a deep love for the water since first learning to surf at the age of 12.

Her passion for photography has grown over the past five years from a hobby into a possible career.

Now the weather is warming up and she can ditch the wetsuit, she's making plans to spend even more time shooting in the ocean.

"Next, I want to see some dolphins and sharks. I'd love to go to South Australia and do some cage dives with the great whites," she said.

"I need to step up my game."

Bianca is studying a Bachelor of Science and Arts at the University of the Sunshine Coast but has just taken six months off to save money for travel.

Topics:  moffat beach turtle wildlife


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

How a stranger saved a toddler from drowning

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME: Former Lismore local, Nige Smth rescued a New Caledonian toddler from drowning in the Brunswick River on January 17.

He was just waiting for his fish and chips, but now he's a hero

Safety top priority this Australia Day

Keep safe this Australia Day

Additional officers on the ground, on the water, in the air

The Aussie rock Star hand picked by Patti Smith

HAND-PICKED: Australian musician Courney Barnett

Aussie female rocker added to Bluesfest 2017's line up

Local Partners

Lion roars to straight to No 1 at Aussie box office

Nicole Kidman, David Wenham and Sunny Pawar in a scene from the movie Lion.

THE Australian-made movie a hit, while Rogue One nears record mark.

Ozzy Osbourne fell asleep during his driving test

Not a good idea to give Ozzy a Ferrari

Kristen Stewart to host SNL

Kristen Stewart will host a pre-Super Bowl episode of SNL next month

Louis Tomlinson celebrated his son's first birthday

Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth celebrate son's first birthday

Five local arts organisations funded by federal grants

LOCALLY MADE: A performance of Dreamland by NORPA at Eureka Hall during their 2016 season, with actors Kirk Page, Katia Molino, Darcy Grant, Philip Blakcman and Toni Scanlon.

In theatre, literature, music and visual arts

Why investors are flocking to Moranbah

Moranbah homes are selling like hotcakes, creating a supply problem

Investors are scrambling to get into the market

Stockland's $150m pitch: Build it and they will come

Gladstone Marina. The Gladstone Regional Council offers a range of exciting job opportunities. Photo Contributed: Murray Ware.

Here's why we need to see Stockland upgrade start soon.

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

KNIFE-EDGE: The housing tightrope we now face

Even the smallest interest rate rise will be hard for some to handle.

One if five home owners at risk, according to new analysis

Historical home leaves family's hands after 75 years

SALE CONFIRMED: The Gympie Regional   Realty team which sold the Ramsey property are (back) Mel Gastigar, Dorothy Palmer and Margaret Cochrane, with (front) home seller Terri-Jayne Ramsey.

Ramsey family played a huge role in Gympie's growth.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!