It’s the largest living structure on Earth. A grand, underwater ecosystem breathing life into our island nation and our famous tourism billboards. Canon helped photographer Josh Smith to join the fight to save the Great Barrier Reef.

A national icon of azure, aqua, turquoise, electric and every other shade of blue. Searching for new landscapes to complement his incredible aerial images of rural Australia and back for his second installment in the series, accredited professional photographer Josh Smith showcases his stunning images from the Great Barrier Reef, a world heritage site, hoping to raise awareness of our connection with the Reef and the impact we have on it.

“The reef is a quintessentially iconic part of Australia, and our national identity,” he says. “I feel very fortunate to be taking these images, and I have the responsibility to remind as many people as I can how precious it is, and the impacts our actions have on our oceans and the reef,” said Smith.

Canon provided its cameras and Smith commented, “ When we’re shooting, we slow the plane down to about 200 km/h. Still, that’s not a lot of time for the camera to lock onto the subject. But these cameras and their incredible focusing systems made the difference. They’re so responsive that it’s not an issue.”

Canon has documented the expedition here.

The Reef exhibition is being held at the new Canon Gallery space in the Hyatt Regency 161 Sussex St Sydney from the 12-28 February.

The Reef is an abstract aerial journey along Australia’s exquisite Great Barrier Reef showcasing its extreme beauty, and I am extremely proud to be presenting these works. Each piece will available for sale in varying sizes and framing styles.

Open daily Monday through to Friday 6:30 am to 4 pm. You can get more details here.