WHO: Unknown Paddle Boarder
WHERE: Yeppoon, Southern Great Barrier Reef, Central Queensland
PHOTOGRAPHER: Lincoln Bertoli
WHY: Yeppoon skirts the famous Southern Great Barrier Reef and is home to arguably the most northern surf breaks in Australia. However Central Queensland's mercurial wet season has started much later than usual this year, and the heavy rain generally makes for perfect paddling conditions the morning after.
"After a heavy storm, I'm usually lucky enough to get on the water before sunrise, if the tides are right, and sneak in a 3 or 4km paddle around the headland before starting work," photographer Lincoln Bertoli says.
"The sky was still rumbling on this particular morning in and clouds were closing in from the south as a I turned back for the mouth of Ross Creek where my car - and perhaps more importantly coffee and camera - were waiting for me.
The brooding cloud cover, coupled with the greying black rock wall and striping band of clear sky, framed another lone paddler snaking his way back to dry land, and I happily squeezed a few frames just before the rain set in once again."