The natural beauty of the Kimberley has long been perceived as something to behold — from the crystal-clear waters of Horizontal Falls to the magnificent gorges at El Questro. The region has been seen as a place of wonder for nature photographers, and especially Allysha Cartledge. Earlier this month, Cartledge posted some of her favourite photographs from her adventures in Broome to her Facebook page, Ally C Photography. She told the Broome Advertiser she took up photography as a hobby in 2013 but began turning that hobby into a career in the past year. Cartledge said the colours of the Kimberley were probably one of the main factors that drew her into nature and landscape photography. “You can’t find colours like that any-where else and I like how rugged and untouched it is compared to other parts of Australia,” she said. “I also love the tides and how they can make everything look so different. “In high tide, it’s very vibrant and fluid and in the low tide, you are left with these really cool abstract patterns.” Cartledge named Roebuck Bay and James Price Point as some of her favourites spots in the West Kimberley, although she has plans to venture to the East Kimberley this year. From taking photos out in the Kimberley, Cartledge said she had been receiving a lot of inquiries on social media to buy prints of her images, with many of her fans fascinated by the raw landscapes. “I think what makes the Kimberley so appealing to other people is the diversity of it all and how untouched it is compared to other places,” she said. “Because it is all so raw and natural, it makes it almost look as though it’s another planet far away from the mines or the concrete jungle of the big cities.” Cartledge said she would be returning to Broome in April to capture more magnificent landscapes.