The Great Barrier Reef

Splendours of the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef as seen from a helicopter. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
The Daintree estuary. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
The reef attracts not only surfers and divers but also scientists, environmentalists and nature lovers. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
The ocean puts on a show like no other: there are rainbow colours and everything in-between, fantastic and weird shapes, fluid and graceful movements. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
The ocean puts on a show like no other: there are rainbow colours and everything in-between, fantastic and weird shapes, fluid and graceful movements. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
The ocean puts on a show like no other: there are rainbow colours and everything in-between, fantastic and weird shapes, fluid and graceful movements. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
The ocean puts on a show like no other: there are rainbow colours and everything in-between, fantastic and weird shapes, fluid and graceful movements. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
The ocean puts on a show like no other: there are rainbow colours and everything in-between, fantastic and weird shapes, fluid and graceful movements. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
The ocean puts on a show like no other: there are rainbow colours and everything in-between, fantastic and weird shapes, fluid and graceful movements. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
A forest of corals, staghorn presumably, as seen from the semi-submersible. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
The Great Adventures pontoon in the outer reef. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
Ballooning over the Atherton tablelands before sunrise. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
The Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour at the Daintree rainforest. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
A koala with its cub. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
A crocodile, an inhabitant of the Daintree river. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
At the Wildlife Habitat theme park, kangaroos crowd around visitors much like pet dogs. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
The pelican. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
The magpie goose. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
Strangler fig, Daintree rainforest. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
The parakeet. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
The cockatoo. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
The wild kookaburra. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam
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