Rennell Island, Solomon Islands

WILDERNESS LANDSCAPE

World Heritage-listed Rennell Island is the world’s largest raised coral atoll. It was a hot ascent through thick jungle to this point. As storm clouds gathered on the horizon, the light perfectly illuminated the huge lushly vegetated cliffs, and I could see into the magnificent fringing coral reef. The scene left me breathless. A place of tropical perfection, with the forests preserved and the reefs unravaged.

South-west coast, Rennell Island, Solomon Islands

Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8L II USM lens, 1/250, f8, ISO 250; polariser

by Andrew Gregory, New South Wales