Christmas Island in your lens

It’s hard to imagine a more visually tantalising place to photograph than Christmas Island. All around you are sights, colours, textures and landscapes you’ll want to capture, so bring nature to life through your lens. From soft, pastel sunrises to glorious sunsets, Christmas Island is bathed in ever-changing tropical light. Vivid colour is everywhere, from the crabs’ rich reds to the rainforest’s deep greens, to turquoise waters. Catch the robber crabs on film, zoom in on gentle orchids and twisting vines, and train your lens skywards to capture the elegance and freedom of rare birds in flight.

Underwater photographers have a kaleidoscope of colours and shapes to shoot. On land the imposing, inspiring and detailed architecture of temples and other built form keeps shutters clicking.

Video cameras capture the sights and sounds of millions of scurrying red crabs, or the hauntingly musical call of the island’s thrush, and the stirring call to prayer from the mosque.

Best spots for best shots

  • Martin Point – for staggeringly beautiful sunsets and seabirds.
  • Blowholes – capture the energy of the water on a rugged coastline.
  • Dolly Beach – impressively large robber crabs plus turtle tracks.
  • Hughes Dale Waterfall – an iconic island place for your unique shot.
  • Blowholes Road – get creative with a special tree along the road.
  • Greta Beach – nesting turtles all year round make wonderful pictures.
  • Island temples – rich colours fused with wisps of incense smoke.
  • Tai Jin House – capture the detail of this building and its gardens.
  • Flying Fish Cove – for underwater photography.

If you would prefer a guided photography tour of the Island, please see : Indian Ocean Experiences

Photography safaris to Christmas Island

Chris Bray Photography

Join Chris Bray Photography on a Christmas Island Photo Safari – This excitingly unique and completely unrivalled week-long photography tour includes 4WD-ing, boat trips, snorkelling, blowholes, cave swims, night trips, presentations by park rangers, all meals, a hotel room with precious air-conditioning and a view over the ocean!  For further information – see: Chris Bray Photography Christmas Island Safari

Kirsty Faulkner Photography

Kirsty Faulkner hosts this 8 day photography tour which will take you on an adventure of a lifetime to all corners of the island, to capture the true natural beauty it has to offer.   With more than nine years experience exploring and photographing this amazing island, Kirsty Faulkner will share her knowledge and experience with you ensuring you leave with wonderful memories and your own portfolio of incredible images! – see : Faulkner Photography 

Pamela Jennings Photography

Come and join Pamela as she teams up with fellow professional photographer Mark Rayner on an exciting week long photographic exploration of this amazing natural paradise. Small groups mean lots of one on one time to learn and practice new skills with experienced tutors. Great accommodation overlooking the Indian Ocean tops off the days of beautiful coastal and rainforest locations accessed by 4WD, more crabs and bird life than you can poke a stick at, night sky photography and a snorkelling trip. To find out more about this all-inclusive workshop see: Pamela Jennings Photography Christmas Island Workshop 2018