Saturday, June 15

Photographer Discovers a Beautiful ‘Tree of Life’ in Aerial Photographs of a Lake

Aerial photography depicts the globe as most people will never see it. New hues and patterns appear in familiar landscapes from the perspective of a drone. Derry Moroney, an Australian photographer based in New South Wales has spotted a wonderful phenomenon, which he calls ‘tree of life’, while experimenting with aerial photographs. The magnificent shots, which were taken from above in the seashore waters of Lake Cakora at Brooms Head, is part of a more significant effort chronicling the lake’s ecology on a daily basis.

tree of life aerial photography
(c) Derry Moroney
tree of life aerial photography
(c) Derry Moroney
tree of life aerial photography
(c) Derry Moroney

Lake Cakora is located on New South Wales North Coast, recognized for its beautiful beaches and natural sights. Ocean tides occasionally inundate the lake, and its levels rise and fall with the rain. Moroney, an accomplished nature photographer, began capturing the lake with drone camera techniques around six months ago. He says he was already enjoying photography but wanted to create photographs of areas with unique perspectives that people hadn’t seen before.

tree of life aerial photography
(c) Derry Moroney
(c) Derry Moroney
(c) Derry Moroney

Moroney was able to see the lake’s seasonal variations in his new photographs, by going to the site every two weeks. He says the most significant change he’s noticed in the lake so far is the colour shift. One day, it may have blue water running through it, but stunning browns and raw earth hues emerge after storms.

tree of life aerial photography
(c) Derry Moroney

A branching shape reminiscent of the ‘tree of life,’ a spiritual symbol, is seen in many myths, and world religions are illuminated in many overhead photos. Moroney explains that the water runs out at the extreme end of the lake, and it all spins out into a tree-of-life look. You can find more photographs in the photographer’s Instagram account.

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(c) Derry Moroney
tree of life aerial photography
(c) Derry Moroney
(c) Derry Moroney
tree of life aerial photography
(c) Derry Moroney

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