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From exploring the secret lives of humpback whales and the whimsical ocean dancing of seals


To surreal landscapes, scenes and sunsets, Michaela helps us see the world in a different light with her underwater photography and leaves us inspired with her breathtaking imagery.

"Photography has had a huge importance in my life. It has allowed me to express my thoughts visually and I find it incredibly cathartic". 

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Michaela Skovranova is Sydney based filmmaker, photographer and director. You won’t find much in the way of bright colours in Michaela Skovranova’s photos but while desaturated, her images are dripping with emotion, drama and a certain respect for the duality between beauty and raw power that exists in the ocean and nature.

Originally from Slovakia, Michaela moved to Sydney, Australia, where her focus shifted swiftly to documentary and underwater capture. Since then, she has amassed a variety of awards including being named on Photoboite’s list of 30 Under 30 Women Photographers. Her short films pick up the natural, ambient-lit storytelling where the images leave off. From documenting humpback whales to maritime archaeology, her stories are original and inspiring whether told through the medium of stills or film. Michaela has produced various projects applying her distinctive style both above and below the surface.