Silver 2018 Nature / Sunset

The Bay of Fires

  • Prize
    Silver in Nature/Sunset
  • Photographer
    Edwin Mangabat
  • Photo Date
    January 2018

The Bay of Fires (indigenous name: larapuna) is a bay on the northeastern coast of Tasmania in Australia, extending from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point. The bay was given its name in 1773 by Captain Tobias Furneaux in Adventure, who saw the fires of Aboriginal people on the beaches. The Bay of Fires is a region of white beaches, blue water and orange-hued granite (the colour of which is actually produced by a lichen).