“I think what drives me most is the solitude.” Jenna Szerlag is an adventurous Maui-based photographer whose work has been published by the likes of National Geographic Creative and Forbes magazine. Her enthusiasm towards capturing underwater creatures, vibrant sunsets, and cascading waterfalls is unparalleled; and although her career has taken her around the world, it is her home in Hawaii that inspires her most.
(An excerpt from Chasing Rainbows by Erin Spiller)
Hi, I’m Jenna and I have a passion for nature. I love to travel, dive and hike into untouched landscapes. I feel pretty lucky to call Maui my home. We have a vast array of tropical rain forests, awe inspiring waterfalls and golden sand beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. As an adventurer and explorer by heart , I spend my time hiking the islands searching for dramatic light, photographing the fascinating underwater world and capturing the ever changing sunsets. I am truly at peace with my camera in hand and feel that it keeps my adventures alive when I get to share this beautiful, natural world with you.
"Her talent is an art and a skill to be highly recognized and commended.
Thank you Jenna for sharing your amazing talent with all of us.”
- Anne H. Kahului, Maui
As a long time Hawaii resident, Jenna moved to Maui in 2002 to pursue her interest in diving. Discovering the beauty of the islands and the desire to show it to the world led Jenna into her passion for nature photography. She pursued an education with hands on workshops and attended conferences with respected educators mastering the camera topside before taking her photography underwater.
Jenna enjoys travel and adventure and has recently become a certified Hawaii Marine Naturalist. Her images are available as large prints and have been published in magazines, calendars and several other publications. You can find more of her images on instagram @jennaszerlagphotography and underwater @seaofphotos
Publications and Credits
Forbes Magazine, Bank of Hawaii, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic Creative, Coastal Living Magazine, Hawaii Active, MSN, Trip Savvy, Makena Magazine, Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, Lonely Planet, Outreach Ecology, ABC Stores Calendars, Better Homes & Gardens, ICBF Hawaii, East Maui Watershed Partnership, Getty Images, Wailea Magazine, US News, Huffington Post, Fine Art America, Sunset Magazine, WHERE Magazine