I live in Switzerland and I started diving in 1996. I fell in love with the beauty of the underwater world immediately and was fascinated by the behaviour of the animals and the variety of colours and creatures.


Since 2002, I have been capturing stunning underwater photographs, starting in Papua New Guinea. This underwater photography quickly evolved into my greatest passion. I am proud to have been awarded “2006 European Wildlife Photographer of the Year” in the underwater category and achieved “2009 Runner-Up European Wildlife Photographer” in the same category. Explore my portfolio and discover the captivating world beneath the waves on my website www.dkoelliker.ch.


I have had the opportunity to present my artwork in several renowned exhibitions across various locations. Showcasing my creative pieces in these art exhibitions has been an incredible way to share my artistic vision with the world. Visit my website to explore my latest dive spot's.


2009 - BeArte Galerie, 8820 Wädenswil

              from July 2009 until September 2009

2007 - Im Büel, 6330 Cham

             from October 2007 until June 2009

2007 - Raiffeisen Bank, 8001 Zürich

             from June 2007 until October 2007
2007 - Natur-Museum, 6003 Luzern


2017 - 5. Platz - Zeitschrift 20min (Photo17)

2009 - 2. Platz Europäischer Naturfotograph des Jahres

2006 - 1. Platz Europäischer Naturfotograph des Jahres

2006 - 4. Platz - Zeitschrift Unterwasser
2006 - 8. Platz - Zeitschrift Unterwasser

My work...

Passion that you can see and feel...


If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you very much!