Up, Down, In, and Out: Framing the Reef with Prints from Above and Below

Written by: Brooke Miles



Time to read 2 min

by Brooke Miles

The Whitsundays section of the Great Barrier Reef is a natural wonder renowned for its breathtaking beauty and vibrant marine life. And it serves as the captivating subject of Brooke’s latest photographic collection, "Up, Down, In, and Out."

This collection features 12 stunning images capturing the same reef from various perspectives—above, below, and all around!

Through the eye and lens of Brooke Miles, she delves into the intricate tapestry of life at Bait Reef, Hardy Reef, Sinker Reef, Heart Reef and Line Reef, highlighting the interconnectedness and diversity of these underwater realms.

Let's fly Above...

'Open Heat' print by Brooke Miles
'Glass' print by Brooke Miles
'Anticipation' print by Brooke Miles

From an aerial vantage point, the Great Barrier Reef presents an awe-inspiring mosaic of blues and patterns. The images capture its coral formations creating a stunning contrast against the deep blue waters. These shots offer a unique perspective, showcasing the reef's grandeur and yet delicate structure, along with the giants that swim amongst them. 

'The Maze' print by Brooke Miles

Then, as we descend from the sky, the transition to underwater photography reveals a different world - one teeming with life and colours.

... and then dive Below

Diving beneath the surface, this collection captures the vibrant ecosystem that thrives within the coral scapes. Close-ups highlight the intricate details and their vivid hues shimmering in the filtered sunlight. Schools of fish dart in and out of frame, their synchronised movements a testament to the harmony of life below the waves. The underwater images provide an intimate look at the reef's inhabitants, from the tiniest bait fish to the majestic sea turtles gracefully gliding by.

'Bait Highway' print by Brooke Miles
'Later ' print by Brooke Miles
'Big Fan' print by Brooke Miles
'Cuda Descende' print by Brooke Miles

The Beauty from Above and Below

The "Up, Down, In, and Out" collection is not just a visual feast but a narrative of the Great Barrier Reef's splendour and fragility. By showcasing the same reef from different perspectives, this collection emphasises the interconnectedness of its various elements and the importance of preserving this natural wonder. 

'Bounty' print by Brooke Miles
'Hearts Home' print by Brooke Miles
'Hearts Beat' print by Brooke Miles

Whether viewed from above or below, the images in this collection invite viewers to appreciate the beauty and complexity of the Great Barrier Reef, inspiring a deeper connection to and respect for our planet's marine treasures.

Each photograph in "Up, Down, In, and Out" tells a part of the reef's story, inviting you to explore the depths and heights of this underwater paradise, just past the Whitsunday Islands and into the Great Barrier Reef.

This collection really pops when displayed as a collage set. By combining a few prints, you showcase the harmony of colours from both above and below!

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need assistance with choosing the right size and combinations for your space. 

Well that's all for now! 

Collection # 3 of 6 for 2024 🙌

Thank you for taking the time to read about this collection. I hope you enjoyed viewing it as much as I loved curating it.

Remember, if you need help choosing the right image for your space, please don't hesitate to reach out on the contact page and we'll get you the right print! 

Please stay tuned for the next collection release.

Later! Brooke x