Ciaran Handy


Welcome to my website, I hope that you enjoy my images.

For the last 17 years, I have been lucky enough to have lived on a beautiful island paradise on the Great Barrier Reef. The beauty of Hamilton Island, the Reef and Whitehaven Beach play a major part in my landscape photography.

My other photography passion involves sports photography and once again, Hamilton Island provides me with fuel for this genre. The waters surrounding the island are a playground for some of the best yacht racing in Australia, if not the world, as we play host to our annual Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.  In addition, our outrigger canoe races are a beautiful spectacle with teams from across the world flocking to the annual regatta each June.

The island now also plays host to one of Australia’s best boutique triathlons and the country’s most idyllic ocean swim at Whitehaven Beach. My wife’s passion for triathlon leads me to many of Australia’s premier events where I endeavor to capture her achievements. Enjoy!

Ciaran is an Associate of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Top Left: A ploughed field in North Queensland.

Top Right: A hot air balloon prepares for take off.

Bottom Right: Wild Oats X.

Bottom Left: A church on a hill in Pontallier as we wait for the Tour D’France to arrive.