Photographer's Note

This is a photo of the start of the famous annual Sydney to Hobart (Australia) yacht race - one of the most dangerous yacht races in the world. This year, one yacht sank and several didn't make it across the finish line because of damage sustained from high seas.

This photo shows the early leader (and ultimate winner) Wild Oats XI being filmed by a media helicopter as it sped down Sydney Harbour.

And what a start! I have never seen chaos like that in my life. Helicopters buzzed around like flies, and the harbour was lined with thousands of boats of all sizes (going in all directions!) waiting to see the yachts speed past. It was definitely a memorable experience! :)

I was amazed at how close the helicopters hovered next to the yachts..a little too close for comfort I think! This shot was challenging to take because the sea was quite rough and the boat I was on was moving a lot!

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