Kara Murphy

Kara Murphy

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The Turtle Lover

I’m a travel photojournalist, based on Brisbane’s bayside in Queensland, Australia, and specialising in underwater and other outdoor adventures. Some of my favourite underwater experiences have happened close to home – on Moreton Bay and, a bit further north, on the southern Great Barrier Reef. And while I love observing and photographing all marine life, turtles are my favourite.

I haven’t always been a water girl, though. I grew up in Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (where my turtle experiences are typically limited to helping box turtles cross the road a bit quicker), and I love returning each year and letting the ancient mountains and their trails sooth and renew my spirit.

When I’m not travelling, planning trips, snorkelling, diving, writing, photographing, or playing with photos, I love paddleboarding with my dog and running or walking along the water.

You can find my work in publications such as ShowBoats International, Australian Geographic, Dockwalk, and Go Camping & 4WD Adventures, and I also create short videos for my YouTube channel. If you like my images, you can follow me on Instagram and if you really like them and want one hanging on your wall, you can purchase prints and mounts via my website www.karamurphyimages.com.

Awards

2014 winner Diver(s) category, Cairns Underwater Film Festival

2013 Australian Society of Travel Writers finalist for Best Australian Story Under 1000 Words

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