Featured Photographer | Ralph Paprzycki 

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Ralph Paprzycki

Ralph Paprzycki did his Open Water course more than 30 years ago but didn’t properly start diving again until 2014, on a trip to Little Corn Island in Nicaragua. A keen travel, landscape, and wildlife photographer, he was determined to pursue his hobby below the waves as well and hasn’t looked back since. What he loves most about underwater photography is that there is always something new to learn and discover: new dive sites, new creatures, new photography techniques. His greatest love is diving with sharks – hammerheads and whale sharks in the Galápagos, blue sharks in the Azores, mako sharks in Baja California –, although he recently also discovered the joys of photographing the little critters like blennies and nudibranchs. Originally from Germany, he lives in the UK but increasingly spends his time in California, where his wife is from.



R Paprzycki Sea lion ballet La Paz Baja California Mexico

Sealion ballet La Paz, Baja California, Mexico 


R Paprzycki Blue sharks Azores Portugal

Blue sharks The Azores, Portugal 


R Paprzycki Green turtle Cozumel Mexico

Green turtle Cozumel, Mexico 


R Paprzycki Bulls eye pufferfish Galapagos Ecuador

Bullseye pufferfish Galapagos Islands 


R Paprzycki Bearded fireworm and sea anemone Cozumel Mexico

Bearded fireworm and anemone Cozumel, Mexico 


R Paprzycki Juvenile spotted moray Cozumel Mexico

Juvenile spotted moray Cozumel, Mexico 


R Paprzycki Cenote Taakbi Ha Quintana Roo Mexico 2

Cenote Taakbi-Ha Quintana Roo, Mexico 


R Paprzycki Smooth trunkfish Cozumel Mexico 1

Smooth trunkfish Cozumel, Mexico 


R Paprzycki Tambja eliora nudibranch Loreto Baja California Mexico

Tambja nudibranch Loreto, Baja California, Mexico 


R Paprzycki Eagle ray Cozumel Mexico

Eagle ray Cozumel, Mexico 


R Paprzycki Posing seal Farne Islands UK

Posing seal Farne Islands, UK


R Paprzycki Mako shark Cabo San Lucas Baja California Mexico 3

Mako shark Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico 


R Paprzycki Hawksbill turtle Cozumel Mexico

Hawksbill turtle Cozumel, Mexico 


R Paprzycki Blue shark Baja California Mexico 1Blue shark Baja California, Mexico


R Paprzycki Smile Jardines de la Reina Cuba

Smile Jardines de la Reina, Cuba 


Find Ralph on Instagram@ralphpaprzycki or on his website


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