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Nick Polanszky is an International Award-Winning Underwater Photographer based on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.
His passion for the Underwater World and Photography has led him to work in some of the top diving destinations around the world including Australia, Mexico, Thailand, Indonesia, Bonaire and the Philippines.
Growing up along the east coast of Australia and living near the ocean, Nick developed a connection with, and passion for marine environments from a young age – with endless days spent snorkelling, surfing and diving.
THE DIVING JOURNEY
Nick finally gave in to his desire to work full time in Scuba Diving in 2012. Starting his career as a Divemaster in Bali, Indonesia. Nicks intimate approach to Marine Life, led him to privately guiding Underwater Photographers from around the world, where his photography passion arised.
Picking up his first Underwater Camera in 2013, a Sony rx100 in a Nauticam Housing, he started working full time as an Underwater Photographer at Forra Dive Resort in Koh Lipe, Thailand. For almost two years he spent his days underwater, capturing guests underwater and perfecting his photography skills
DO WHAT YOU LOVE
Taking a more serious approach to Underwater Photography in 2015, Nick upgraded his gear to a Canon 5DIII in a Aquatica Digital housing and spent over a year diving some of the top diving destinations around the world
With a love for larger marine life encounters, Nick ended up basing at the Cortez Club in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, where he spent two years hosting Photography Expeditions and teaching Underwater Photography.
AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS
Nicks images have been recognised and published by organisations such as National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Greenpeace, the London Times, Reef Smart Guides and many more. Nick is also a contributing photographer to the Ocean Agency and MantaMexico helping to identify individuals, and contributed articles to the Underwater Photography Guide.
Nick has received several international Awards including a Gold and two Silver medals in the annual underwater photography.com contest and a Silver Medal in the annual Our World Underwater contest, among other placings in annual and monthly competitions.
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— Nick Polanszky
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