The Australian continent is known for its beaches. Bondi Beach, one of the busiest beach attracted almost 2.9 million visitors in 2018 alone.
As the country struggled to come to terms with social distancing during the COVID-19 lockdown, a lot of pictures with its populated beaches, despite an ongoing pandemic went viral.
Fast forward to four weeks and the country’s stringent measures have completely changed the way its beaches look.
Now that Australia’s most iconic beaches are closed, Australian aerial photography specialist Jampal Williamson used his drone and a helicopter to capture the pristine beauty that Sydney inhabits.
These stunning aerial shots were taken before some of them were reopened for exercise.
Jampal is an aerial imagery specialist Jampal Williamson, co-founder of the acclaimed aerial photography firm Salty Wings. His pictures include the pristine beauty of Bondi, Bronte, Tamarama, Coogee, Manly, Maroubra, and Gordons Bay, without any human adulteration.
“It was incredible to see these deserted beaches in an isolation all of their own when they would otherwise be absolutely packed to the rafters,” Jampal tells Daily Mail.
Bondi Beach’s, crescent strip of sand looked absolutely mesmerizing, during the lockdown, empty yet glowing.
There’s also an ocean-fed lap pool, just a short walk away from Bondi Beach. The pool is considered to be one of the most amazing saltwater swimming experiences in Australia.
Aren’t these simply out of the world? Well, as much as you miss the beaches this summer, we urge you to stay home and help your community, and your country to keep it under control.
Till then, let these pictures be your saving grace!