Born in the largest city in Texas. Live in one of the smallest cities in Texas. Learned scuba at 10. Competitive swimmer. Hand fed an 8’ green moray eel. 3 plates and 22 screws hold my hip together. Made geological survey maps for oil exploration. Built houses. Graduated from Southwest TX State with the most boring degree possible. Worked at Dell for 5 days. Never been fired. Had a pajama party with Angelina Jolie. Wrote a screenplay. Moved to LA (twice). Played basketball with Kevin Costner. Saved the dog in Pearl Harbor. Rigged lights for music videos. Climbed to the top of the Astrodome. Published a magazine. Lived in a 150 square foot tiny house I built for $5,000. Moved up to my 900 square foot palatial estate. Rode in a 3 day horseback pilgrimage through Mexico with a broken ankle. Been face to face with great white sharks, salt water crocodiles, killer whales, 30 ton humpbacks, herds of stampeding horses and rock stars. Only one of those is dangerous. Surfed with Donavon Frankenreiter. Scuba dove all over the world. Wear flip flops and cowboy hats. Love to read Christopher Moore books. Can’t get enough traveling. Turbulence freaks me out. Never missed a flight. Left brained, right handed, left footed. And won a bunch of awards for photos I have taken all over the world.
National Geographic | Photographer of the Year – 2017
The Atlantic | National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest
The Huffington Post | The 18 Best Travel Photos Of 2017
Scuba Diving Magazine | Photographer Spotlight: Rodney Bursiel
Scuba Diving Magazine | Adventure through Mexico’s Socorro Islands by Liveaboard
Underwater Photography Guide | 3 Tips to Capture Manta Ray Action
Dive Photo Guide | Photographer of the Week – Rodney Bursiel
Home on Derange | Rodney Bursiel Goes with the Flow
Underwater 360 | Diving with Crocodiles in Jardines De La Reina, Cuba
Finalist Greatest Maasai Mara photographer – 2021
4th Place Amazing Wildlife Photo Contest – 2019
Grand Prize Scuba Diving Magazine photography contest – 2017
3rd place National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year – 2017
1st place Scuba Diving Magazine photography contest – 2017
3rd place Siena Int. Photo Awards – 2017
1st place Scuba Diving Magazine photography contest – 2016
1st place Deep Indonesia Surf Photography – 2015
2nd place Deep Indonesia Surf Photography – 2015
ABOUT LIMITED EDITIONS
All artwork is offered as a limited edition. Rodney carefully selects each image and chooses a number of prints to make available for each image. This edition size is shared across all prints of an image. For example, if an edition is set at 25 prints there will never be more than 25 prints of that image (regardless of print size) so each individual work will retain its value over time.
PRICES RISE AS PRINTS SELL
As with most fine art, as an edition sells the prices increase. Later images in an edition will be priced higher.