Kian Bates is a multi-award-winning photographer with a passion for the ocean. Starting with a waterproof camera in high school, Kian has developed his craft by experimenting with a series of cameras and lenses. From this passion, Raw Edge Photography was born. Kian is constantly amazed by the view from behind the lens, both above and below the surface. No two waves ever break the same way: their unique formations and ever-changing light allow Kian to be creative with his craft. He finds sharing these captured moments in time very rewarding. Pacific Palms in NSW is the perfect spot on the Australian coastline for Kian, his wife Ashley and their family to call home, as well as to operate their Raw Edge Gallery, where Kian's photographic art is displayed in a range of large formats. Being surrounded by such an incredible coastline means there is a never-ending source of photographic inspiration and opportunity. Visit www.rawedgephotography.com.au to view Kian's latest photographs, shop his full range of photographic artworks and access free downloadable resources, including Kian's top tips on taking terrific ocean photography. Dannika Patterson is an award-winning writer with a passion for connecting children and their families to nature. Through her writing Dannika seeks to educate, uplift, spark curiosity, inspire imagination and open relatable conversations. Her work has been published in Australia and internationally, across a wide range of media. Dannika's debut children's picture book, Jacaranda Magic, was released in 2018 and won 'Best Selling Children's Book' for 2018 at Little Gnome Book Shop. She was the recipient of the MBC Queenslander of the Year Award for 'Contribution to the Arts in Queensland' for 2019. When shes not writing, Dannika loves to immerse herself in a good book or adventure outdoors with her family. She lives with her husband, two children and a hive of native Australian bees, beside the bay in Brisbane. Visit www.dannikapatterson.com to check out Dannika's other titles, book an author visit or writing workshop and access free downloadable resources, including Teachers' Notes and tips for writing haiku poetry.