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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

“Meet People, Go Places, Do things”


Open Water Course PADI manual states you learn to dive in order to “Meet People, Go Places, Do things”. Who would have thought how true this is. So, this amazing photograph of the Crown Jellyfish is dedicated to some new friends me made: Paulina, Kyzysiek, Zoe and Yassica from Argentina.

Photographed on the Great Barrier Reef the Crown Jelly fish was swimming just under the water surface and was about 25 to 30cm in diameter. I was surprised to learn how quickly it can swim and did not particularly feel comfortable with it so close to my face while making this photo.

Great Barrier Reef dive


This striking underwater photograph of Striped Surgeon fish was taken at Great Barrier Reef and it marks a new interest in my life: diving and underwater photography. I have recently completed PADI Open Water Diver course and to test my new skills went to the Great Barrier Reef.

As a beginner diver who still has to watch his compass, air gauge and dive computer very closely I do not have many photographs to show for my 11 dives on the reef but what I saw there has made a deep mark on me. The reef is beautiful beyond anything you can see even in the best documentary. The deep, vibrant colours and the magnitude of the underwater life is simply awesome.

Couple of very important credits:
Our “base” and dive club at Dive Imports Australia and instructor Tim.

Our Great Barrier Reef adventure with Pro-Dive Cairns and dive master Oscar from NZ and chef extraodrinare Joel from Minnesota, USA.