• About Nikolas Pattantyus

    Nikolas Pattantyus is an American photographer, filmmaker, (and massage therapist) whose documentation of the landscapes and wildlife of New Jersey has earned him the moniker "Nature Nik".

    Nikolas has been in numerous media spotlights for his unique dolphin footage which he captures from his paddleboard. His photos and videos have been featured by Stowe Mountain, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, The Reeds at Shelter Haven, and more.

    Through his imagery, Nikolas inspires environmental awareness in New Jersey residents and beyond.

    APAC Winner 2017, 2018

    The works of over 50 professional artists and 8 emerging artists were juried by the Avalon Performing Arts Council. Nikolas Pattantyus was awarded "Best in Show 2017" the highest honor for this photo, "Ides of March".

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    Nikolas Pattantyus Photography Gift Certificates

    Nikolas Pattantyus Photography Gift Certificate
    Nikolas Pattantyus Photography Gift Certificate
    50.00 - 300.00
    Our gift certificates—featuring everyone's favorite Avalon photo—are perfect for housewarmings, as thanks to hosts and guests alike, and for just about anyone who is Jersey Shore proud!

    Available in four denominations: Baby Terrapin ($50), Horseshoe Crab ($100), Bottlenose Dolphin ($200), and Humpback Whale ($300).

    The gift certificate is approximately 8" x 4" and comes with an envelope.
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  • Podcasts

    Nikolas Pattantyus Ocean Videography

    Inlet Surf

    Luna Sea

    Transmissions from the Deep

  • 2019 Art Shows

    Stay Tuned!

    Nikolas Pattantyus photography

    January-March 2020

    The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University

    Sense of Place exhibit.

  • Media

    Nikolas Pattantyus in the Media

    Photo by David Swanson

    From a paddleboard, this man has become 'Dolphin Whisperer'

    Philadelphia Inquirer

    August 3 2017

    Photo by Yvonne Yuen

    Bird's eye view of dolphins swimming along Jersey Shore


    April 6 2017

    Photo by Yvonne Yuen

    'Dolphin Whisperer' captures pod in full force at Jersey Shore

    Philly Voice

    April 6 2017

    Nikolas Pattantyus photography

    Turtle Nesting Tips

    The Roasted Beat, Volume 2 Issue 1

    by Nikolas Pattantyus

    Nikolas Pattantyus photography

    The Rules of Engagement

    The Roasted Beat, Volume 2 Issue 2

    by Nikolas Pattantyus

    Nikolas Pattantyus photography

    Swimming with Dolphins

    The Roasted Beat, Volume 1 Issue 2

    by Nikolas Pattantyus

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