Welcome to Zarrella Designs!

Joe Zarrella is a dentist and artist with a passion for all things nature.  He was born in Rhode Island and  lived in Florida for over 10 years, where he received his doctorate from NSU's College of Dental Medicine.  He spent a year in Boise, Idaho for an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. He currently practices dentistry in Providence, Rhode Island and continues to pursue his passions for photography and sculpture. 

"One of my favorite aspects of wildlife photography is that, especially underwater, you honestly never know exactly what is going to happen next. I have always been fascinated by the ocean and all of the amazing animals that live beneath the waves.
I hope you enjoy my photographs and artwork.  Please message me with any questions or comments by clicking "Contact Me" and I will respond back as quickly as I can."

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Awards and Recognitions

National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2017 (Editor's Choice)


National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2016 (Editor's Choice)


Ocean Conservancy's Annual Photography Contest 2014 (People's Choice Winner)