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10 photos you MUST get on the Great Barrier Reef

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Let’s face it: You’re not going to visit the Great Barrier Reef and come home with an empty memory card. It’s the Miranda Kerr of natural wonders with a million good sides to shoot.

But there a few snaps we think are absolutely necessary when documenting your time in this beautiful part of the world.

So without further ado, here are the 10 photos you MUST get on the Great Barrier Reef.

1. Hot dogs or legs or flippers?

Hot Dogs, Legs or Flippers | 10 photos you must get on the Great Barrier Reef

Photo by @_markfitz via IG

We will never know.

2. The high jump

The high jump | 10 photos you must get on the Great Barrier Reef

Photo by @charteryachtsaustralia via IG

A classic. It might take a few attempts to get the money shot, but when you do… oh, what a feeling!

3. Up-close-and-personal snorkel selfie

Snorkel selfie | 10 photos you must get on the Great Barrier Reef

Photo by @larsbndls via IG

Selfie game is always strong with a mask and snorkel!

4. From above

From above | 10 photos you must get on the Great Barrier Reef

Photo by @perosworld via IG

Whether it’s from a seaplane in the Whitsundays or a chopper in Tropical North Queensland, nothing says high roller like an Insta-snap from the air. #nofilterrequired

5. Chilled wine at sunset

Chilled wine at sunset | 10 photos you must get on the Great Barrier Reef

Photo by @mrandmrsromance via IG

What better way to show off to your friends and family end a day at the Great Barrier Reef!

6. Turtle Photo Bomb

Turtle photo bomb | 10 photos you must get on the Great Barrier Reef

Photo by @acottonphoto via IG

Dude, these guys love to work it for the camera! You can catch these photogenic cuties angling for a selfie pretty much anywhere along the Great Barrier Reef, but hotspots include Lady Elliot Island, Heron Island and Green Island.

7. Pucker up

Pucker up | 10 photos you must get on the Great Barrier Reef

Photo by @cairnsdiveschool via IG

“Come on love, give us a kiss!” Just make sure it’s consensual, people.

8. The #imonaboat

I'm on a boat | 10 photos you must get on the Great Barrier Reef

Photo by @tropicalnorthqueensland via IG

You can’t sail through the Whitsundays and not!

9. Memories in the sand

This is Queensland | 10 photos you must get on the Great Barrier Reef

Photo by @queensland via IG

Don’t forget to grab a stick and leave a little mark to say thanks for a swell time!

10. The ‘Titanic’

The Titanic | 10 photos you must get on the Great Barrier Reef

Photo by @missamandawong via IG

Recreate the “I’m flying, Jack!” scene from Titanic, Great Barrier Reef style.




  • Kylan Kincaid

    What could i possibly do to have such an awesome opportunity, i have such a passion for wildlife unlike everyone i know, i love photography and exploring new things just as much.. i want to help promote these places to the best of my ability, but what do i need to do in order to be a part of this?

  • http://queensland.com/blog Queensland Blog

    Hi Rita, you can expect to see a whole other world below! But January is also prime time for turtles laying their eggs and baby hatchlings busting out of their shells on the Southern Great Barrier Reef – check out more info here: http://blog.queensland.com/2015/10/07/see-turtles-southern-great-barrier-reef/