About Kimberley Media - Stock photos Western Australia
Richard Costin and Annabelle Sandes are keen naturalists and photographers who have spent many years on the Kimberley coast and interior, documenting the extraordinary wildlife and landscape of this magnificent region.
Richard grew up in southern NSW and the ACT, and has lived in the Kimberley for the past 36 years. He has an unbridled passion for the Kimberley coast and interior, having walked and explored vast tracts of the Kimberley on solo walking expeditions.
Also an accomplished stills photographer and documentary film maker, Richard has completed two magnificent DVD documentaries: "Heart of the Kimberley - Wildwater Country" and "Heart of the Kimberley - Birds of Paradise", and also "Kimberley Calling", a collection of Kimberley bush audio tracks, with two new films in production.
In addition to his film work, Richard spends much of the year on the remote Kimberley coast as a naturalist, guide and cruise director on one of the Kimberley charter boats. He is now concentrating on documenting the Kimberley's underwater realm.
Annabelle grew up in Sydney, with a BA in fine arts from Sydney University, and postgraduate studies in wildlife illustration and photography at the University of Newcastle. After moving to the Kimberley in 2000 she spent six years managing Mt Hart Wilderness Lodge, an ex cattle station on the remote Gibb River Road.
For the past six and a half years Annabelle has been based in Broome with Richard, where she has concentrated on photography and painting, exhibiting in Broome and Melbourne. Annabelle was a finalist in the 2010 British Natural History Museum's Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.