Tracy Ryan is the photographer who has captured these fabulous images of Australia.
Tracy was conceived on gorgeous Mooloolaba Beach, QLD (a fact that only came to light in 2006! no wonder it feels so much like home there!) and has spent much of her life traveling the country either by sky, road or sea.
With her father joining the Royal Australian Air Force when she was 5 she was posted to several Australian towns and overseas to Penang, Malaysia.
Growing up she vowed she wanted to stay in one place when she became an adult, but when she reached that time the travel bug hit, and she went off again, travelling to Queensland islands and settling for a time in Hobart, Tasmania.
Her dream was one day to sail a yacht in the Whitsundays and in 1998 she bought her first yacht and settled back in Mooloolaba. A few years later in 2000, she competed in an international yacht race from Brisbane to the Solomon Islands. She spent the next few months sailing back from the Solomons and cruising the Queensland coast along with 3 of her 5 children!
That's when her love of the ocean and their teeming life, beaches and shells came to the fore. Many times on those voyages between ports she saw sights that were of wonderment and complete joy, but having no means of recording those beautiful scenes committed them to memory.
Having spent 2 years sailing she decided to return to Mooloolaba with the children. She received a High Distinction studying Photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Victoria, through an external course. Tracy then decided to capture beautiful images of Australia, to show the world just how beautiful this country is and to look after our precious home.
Since 2005 Tracy has travelled all over Australia, tour guiding through the Kimberley and along the Western Australian coast, finally settling in Darwin in June 2011, where she spends much time in Kakadu National Park photographing and sharpening her tour guiding skills.
Now also a Google Trusted Photographer, Tracy can create amazing virtual tours of your business to add to your Google Maps listing as well as your website and social media pages.
She encourages you to enjoy her photographs of this amazing sunburnt country and hopes you will one day, come on one of her photography tours to capture wonderous scenes for your very own.
"Take only photos, leave only footprints."
Honourable Mention - Black & White Spider Awards, Landscape Category - Lake Jindabyne
Honourable Mention - International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, California, USA - Special, Little Planets of the Northern Territory
Honourable Mention, Black & White Spider Awards, Architectural Category - Museum Singapore
Honourable Mention - International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, California, USA - Sunsets, Leschenauldt National Park, Western Australia
Honourable Mention - International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, California, USA, - Water 1,2,3,4
Exhibitor - World Photography Collection, London, UK
Four Honourable Mentions - International Photography Awards 2009, California USA, Nature Category - This is Australia!, Angel in the Clouds, Sails, Sydney Opera House & Bird of Paradise
"Inspire Your Day ~ A Little Book of Inspiration" Photo Book
Exhibitor - Fresh Fair 2009, 24 - 26 April 2009. Pier 59 Studios West, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, USA http://www.freshfairs.com
1st Place - International Photography Awards 2008, California USA, Nature Section with Series - Into the Sea, Mooloolaba
Contributor - Oprah, Breathing Space, Spirit and Self, - Angel Wings, Mooloolaba - www.oprah.com
Honourable Mention - International Photography Awards 2007, California USA , Nature Section with Series- The Dunes' Fraser Island
Finalist - International Association of Panoramic Photographers's 4th Annual Juried Panoramic Photography Contest, Massechusetts, USA, 'Freedom', Rainbow Beach
6 Awards, 3 Blue Ribbons, 1 Red Ribbon & 2 White Ribbons - International Association of Panoramic Photographers, International Panoramic Photographic Competition 2006 - 'After the Storm' Mooloolaba , 'Little Wategos' Byron Bay, 'Mooloolaba Beach Dawn' , 'The Cattleyard' Outback QLD , 'Sydney Harbour' Australia .
2nd Place - BHP Billiton, Image of the Outback Competition - The Cattleyard