How would you spend one day in paradise?
In 2013 we unleashed 20 of Australia’s best filmmakers in the tropical northern corner of our state to capture the spirit of adventure using only GoPro cameras and a whole lot of cojones.
Some stories are more extraordinary than others and the one of 14-year-old Pascal Datler, even more so.
As a real life embodiment of “Life of Pi” (minus the tiger), Pascal spent his childhood on a boat on the Great Barrier Reef in complete symbiosis with nature.
I’m just connected to it, like I’m supposed to spend all my time here.
It nearly killed me, but the only thing I was thinking was when can I get back in the water.
His story, captured by Australian film-maker Justin McMillan as an entry into the 1 Day in Paradise competition, won the jury’s hearts and the grand prize of AUD$75,000.
Here are five more of our favourite videos, all shot solely on the best gadget invented since the polaroid camera. Check out ExploreTNQ’s YouTube channel for more videos.