Angelina Pilarinos


Angelina is an award winning underwater photographer working and living on the Great Barrier Reef, QLD Australia.

About Angelina

Hi, I’m Angelina! Originally from New York, I now call Cairns, Australia, home, living my best life next to the Great Barrier Reef. My love for scuba diving brought me here in 2017, and it has been an incredible journey ever since. Settled in Cairns with my partner Tony, I’ve pursued my dream of becoming an award-winning underwater photographer, and I’m excited to share my passion with you through two unique businesses.

Underwater & Landscape Prints:

My journey into underwater photography began unexpectedly, as I had never lived near the ocean. It was during college, when I learned to scuba dive, that I discovered my love for the underwater world. My travels through Asia solidified my desire to capture the beauty beneath the waves. Now, my collection of underwater and landscape prints showcases the stunning and diverse marine life of the Great Barrier Reef and beyond. Each print reflects my passion for the ocean and my commitment to preserving its beauty for future generations.

Underwater Portraits:

Since moving to Australia and embracing underwater photography, I’ve been dedicated to capturing the exquisite beauty of underwater portraits. Whether it’s a maternity session, a “trash the dress” shoot, or a fun kids’ birthday party, I love underwater photography’s creative possibilities. There is something ethereal about getting an underwater portrait of yourself. Step outside the box and let me capture your essence in a way no one has before. If you’re looking for a unique and memorable photoshoot, let’s work together to create art you will cherish forever.


  • Underwater & Landscape Prints: Stunning, high-quality prints that bring the beauty of the underwater world and magnificent landscapes to your home or office.
  • Underwater Portraits: Specializing in maternity, trash the dress, swim school portraits, private reef photography, and kids’ sessions, capturing your images in an ethereal underwater setting.

For inquiries or to book a session, please reach out via email. Let’s create something beautiful together!


  • Winner of Positive Travel 2020 Life Under Water Challenge
  • Honorable Mention in the Ocean Geographic Animal Portrait Of The Year 2022


From My Blog

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Best Sellers

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New Releases - Angelina Pilarinos Photography

new releases

View Angelina's latest photographs and prints, all taken within the past 12-months.

Signature Prints - Angelina Pilarinos Photography

signature prints

Browse though Angelina's exclusive signature collection of limited edition prints.