A Migaloo swims by Byron Bay with another whale. Image Credit: Photograph by Craig Parry.
by Patrick Williams,
A stunning photograph of a Migaloo making his way up the eastern Australian coast has snagged Craig Parry, a Byron Bay photographer a prestigious international award.
Titled The Ghost, Craig Parry’s photo of the famed white whale won first place in the underwater world category at the 2017 Golden Turtle International Photography Competition in Moscow this week.
The 38-year-old was the only Australian to win a photography category at the awards, which attracted more than 10,000 entries across all categories.
The Sony-sponsored photographer’s winning shot was snapped off Byron Bay in July last year. “It was by far the pinnacle of my career,” he said.”It was kind of random. We heard he went past Yamba the day before in the late afternoon so we worked out he should be hitting Byron Bay just on sunrise”.