Discover the pristine yet little-known World Heritage Ningaloo Reef.
For ten years the author has led groups of people into the blue waters of Ningaloo to swim with the majestic whale shark - the biggest fish in the ocean. Marvel at the exquisite photos, learn interesting facts and enjoy the rich first-hand stories about the reef and its colourful marine life. This book is enriched by the author’s stunning videos of whale sharks andother sea creatures - all accessible directly from the book via QR codes or weblinks
There has not been a recent publication of this sort on the Ningaloo Reef and certainly not since it becoming a World Heritage listed site in 2011.
A Natural Wonder ...
" ... this lush, innovative book
... a brilliant blend of advocacy and adventure." …
The West Australian
This is a truly unique, informative, interactive book that displays the wonders of Ningaloo Reef and Western Australia’s coastal marine life. It holds appeal for the nature lover as well as the tourist or those wanting to send a gift overseas which showcases one of Australia’s iconic attractions.
Oceanic Manta Rays
... are the coolest, hippest creatures cruising the ocean highways - this female is using a diver to create an obstacle course for her male suitor
Coral at Ningaloo Reef
... a wonderful combination of shallow lagoons and deep offshore reefs - the Reef is home to some 500 species of fish, 250 species of coral and 600 species of molluscs
Whale Shark Tours
... the number of people swimming with whale sharks at Ningaloo continues to increase - currently over 20,000 each year
... are one of the many herbivorous fish - generally small, sometimes very brightly coloured, and often seen in large schools feeding on algae as they pass by
... despite being the largest fish in the ocean, whale sharks are filter feeders that consume the smallest of prey - most of their diet is made up of tiny organisms like plankton, larvae, and krill
... these friendly fish are part of the Demersal family - a favourite attraction in the shallows of Coral Bay, but unfortunately for them, they also taste good to humans!
The Ornate Eagle Ray
The rare and incredibly beautiful ornate eagle ray with its extremely long tail (cropped in this image). Obviously its name is derived from the spectacular mottled orange and black patterns on its back.
... the dugong is one of the shyest creatures on the Ningaloo Reef and thought to be the origin of mermaid myth - only through the eye of a drunken sailor!
The predominantly herbivorous whale shark can offer protection for smaller fish - in spite of appearances, these sardines are in no danger of being eaten
... the classic sight of a humpback whale breaching - each year more than 30,000 humpback whales cruise past the Ningaloo Reef on their annual migration