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The Red Sea in Australia

SYDNEY'S iconic Bondi Beach has been forced to close after red algae turned the waters the colour of BLOOD.

Authorities have warned swimmers at the Australian tourist attraction following the freak natural event.

Contact with the ammonia-filled algae could cause skin and eye irritation and tests are being conducted to establish if there are any other dangers.

Local lifeguard Bruce Hopkins said: "It has got quite a fishy smell to it.

"It can irritate some people's skin but generally not much more than that."

Irene Eristian, 33, said: "I wasn't sure if I should let my daughter into the water as I wasn't sure what it was."

But not everyone has obeyed the notice, with several swimmers taking a dip at Bondi Beach, and also-affected Clovelly Beach.

A spokesman for the New South Wales Office of Water said that the algae - known as sea sparkle - may have been caused by an upswell of nutrient-rich water.

And the local council warned: "There are some possible risks to human health including skin rashes and eye irritation and for this reason the beach will remain closed until the algae dissipates."





Fashion Photography by Alexi Lubomirski

Born in England to a Peruvian mother and a Polish father, moved to Boswana at the age of 8, Alexi (left) started shooting at the age of 11 after his step dad offered him a camera.

While studying at UK Brighton University, Lubomirski as been introduced to Mario Testino whom he assisted and traveled the world with for 4 years…


Hardly finding time to produce his very own test shoots, he had the luck to directly placed one of them into The Face – Since then Katie Grand introduced him the Harper’s and he has been shooting fashion stories, covers and celebrities.








Fashion Photography by Joon Brandt

Joon was born in 1975 in Halden, a southern town in Norway. He graduated in 1998 from the School of Media and Film in ITC. After graduation he started working at Media Design, doing visual effects work for TV and film.

Moving to the buzzing new film city of Fredrikstad he did freelance VFX work for Zwart Arbeid while at the same time building his own reputation as a director and photographer.








Montréal’s Notre-Dame Basilica

Montréal’s Notre Dame Basilica in Quebec, Canada, is one of the most stunning examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the world. Built in 1823, this beautiful Roman Catholic church is a popular tourist stop for its amazing architecture, dramatic interior, and enthralling choral and organ performances. Notre Dame Basilica is a National Historic Site of Canada and a Montréal landmark. The church was also the wedding site of Celine Dion, a singer famous for her chart-topping hit “My Heart Will Go On” from the Titanic soundtrack.






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