Capturing intimate and dramatic portraits of nature, Lewis uses minimalistic yet vibrant imagery to bring his audience closer to the natural world. Revealing the hidden details and mysteries behind some of the planet's most misunderstood wildlife he aims to convey a sense of fragility, imprint the urgency of environmental stewardship and help build a stronger connection to the nature that surrounds us.
Lewis believes that our society has lost the vital link to the natural world that sustains us physically and spiritually. He aims to bridge the gap between art and science and bring the wonders of nature closer to our hearts and minds in the hopes that we can help act on the necessary tasks to ensure its survival.
By working with NGO’s and organizations in the field he aims to document the dedicated work being done all over our planet to try and reverse the flow of destruction and hopes to shine the global spotlight on the world's lesser-known species
A Tiger shark swims across the sand flats on a perfect glassy day on the Ningaloo Reef. © 2022 Lewis Burnett
A Giant Australian Cuttlefish poses at the entrance to its cave for a moody portrait under the Busselton Jetty. © 2022 Lewis Burnett
A Green Turtle cruises above the reef on the Ningaloo Reef. © 2022 Lewis Burnett
A Manta Ray barrel rolls towards the surface whilst feeding on the plankton rich waters of the Ningaloo Reef. © 2022 Lewis Burnett
A Leopard/Zebra Shark swims gracefully above the coral in the shallow lagoon of the Ningaloo Reef. © 2022 Lewis Burnett
Two Bottlenose Dolphins play in the dark waters of Koombana Bay in Australia's South-West. © 2022 Lewis Burnett
A large female Manta Ray and her entourage of juvenile Golden Trevally cruise the sand flats of the Ningaloo Reef. © 2022 Lewis Burnett
An Octopus spends some time cleaning itself whilst perched on a staghorn coral on the Ningaloo Reef. © 2022 Lewis Burnett
A mother Bottlenose Dolphin brings her newborn calf up for a closer look at its first human in Koombana Bay. © 2022 Lewis Burnett
An Anenomefish hides within its stinging fortress on the Ningaloo Reef. © 2022 Lewis Burnett
A feeding frenzy of Dusky Whaler Sharks round up a baitball with the help of trevally and rainbow runners out the back of the Ningaloo Reef. © 2022 Lewis Burnett
Lewis Burnett originally hails from Scotland but is currently based out of Australia's South-West. Lewis is an award-winning wildlife and travel photographer with a focus on environmental consciousness. He uses the Sony A1 and Sony A9 with the 8 inch Dome and Macro Ports for his underwater images. Stay in touch with Lewis on Instagram @huntingforparadise, Facebook @huntingforparadisemedia, and his website.