Life thrives under the protection of these lily pads in a pond in Byron Bay. To capture the scene I waded into waist-deep water and balanced precariously on the muddy floor to position my camera. The stillness I felt was in contrast to the turbulent ocean only metres away.
Byron Bay, New South Wales
Nikon D90, Tokina 10–17mm fisheye lens at 10mm, 1/320, f10, ISO 200, handheld, Nauticam dive housing

by Matt Shepherd, Queensland