A latticework of red salt and lime-green mangrove reveals itself at low tide on Faure Island in Shark Bay. Nestled in azure waters between the Peron Peninsula and mainland Western Australia, Faure Island is critically important for the conservation of Australia’s threatened mammals because it is entirely free of feral predators.

Faure Island, Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Western Australia

Sony A7RIII, Sony 85mm f1.8, 1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 400, handheld, captured at 1500 feet from a Cessna 207, doors off

by Tim Wrate, New South Wales