The tannin-infused waters of Enoggera Reservoir support a wide variety of animals and plants, but it’s the freshwater lilies that provide the matrix that underlies the ecosystem. Using an underwater flash helped define the yellow stems and the backlit lily pads above reminded me of a fireworks explosion.

Enoggera Reservoir, Queensland

Canon 5D Mk III, Canon 8–15mm fisheye, 1/160, f/13, ISO 125, two Ikelite DS 160 substrobes, handheld while freediving, Aquatica housing

by Richard Wylie, Queensland