About Rita

Rita Kluge is a freelance photographer originally from Germany, now living on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Australia.

Rita’s great passion is capturing the ocean and all it has to offer; be it surfers, swells or marine wildlife.  She spent the 2015/2016 whale season in Tonga capturing images of humpbacks with her unique style and visited Tahiti to make friends with some sharks and rays. She also enjoys working with charitable organisations to help keep our oceans clean and protect the life they hold.

Rita donates her time to assist a number of not-for-profit organisations, especially for her local one at the Northern Beaches of Sydney http://www.livingocean.org.au  and  a season for http://dolphinswimaustralia.com.au offering her photography services to assist their marine mammal research. She has worked as Instructor of Wing Chun King Fu, snowboard instructor, surf instructor and water ski instructor and is also a physiotherapist having worked for on the Swatch Wave Tour with legends including Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Luke Egan and pro skater Tony Hawk.

Rita recently received three Silvers in the 2015 Better Photography Awards, Won the Award at Coastalwatch Photocompetition 2015 and was Runner-up in the Animal Category of the 2015 Australian Marine Conservation Society’s Amazing Oceans Photographer of the Year competition.

The Huffington Post, The Weekend Australian, Heart of the Nation, MyModernMet.com, The Daily Telegraph, The Morning Show channel 7, The Daily Edition Channel 7, Weekend Today Show Channel 9, Fubiz.com, Herald Sun

Display in Paris europeans largest LED screens 2017

 One of the National Geographic Pristine Assignment winners 2016, 'Sleeping Beauty' and your shot winner


Rita free diving through swallows cave in Tonga. Go to media if you like to see more of her.