Guy Edwardes has worked as a professional landscape and nature photographer for 25 years. Based in the UK, Guy has also travelled extensively in Europe and worldwide. He currently leads more than 30 photography workshops annually to a variety of destinations around the globe. He enjoys exploring new techniques in photography and has published successful books on how to take better landscape and wildlife photographs.
Born in Liverpool and a consultant Geologist by profession, Graham spends a great deal of time photographing the landscapes of Wales and North West England and the fantastic diversity of wildlife within it. He likes to look for alternative perspectives in his work, such as combining underwater with above water, and unusual underwater landscapes in frozen lakes.
~Recently he was a winner in the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2011, runner up in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition and has had several successes in the Landscape Photographer of the Year. His images have been published in many international magazines.
California-based wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas spends nine months of the year shooting a wide variety of wildlife in the field. In recent years, she has specialized in documenting family life and has become well known for her work with newborn animals. Although Suzi works primarily in Africa, she has undertaken commissions and led instructional photography tours and workshops everywhere from Antarctica and the Arctic to Alaska and Montana. ~~Her photographs have been published in books, magazines and newspapers all over the world, including Smithsonian, Audubon, Ranger Rick, BBC Wildlife, Scientific American, Time, National Geographic Kids, and Your Big Backyard, she has also just won an award in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition 2008.
David Fleetham is one of the most published underwater photographers in the world. He began diving and photographing underwater in 1976 and has been in Hawaii since 1986. For the first ten years he photographed in the cold, but rich waters of British Columbia, Canada, and worked as a PADI Instructor and USCG Certified boat captain in various dive businesses in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. From Hawaii, David has been on assignments to Indonesia, The Galapagos Islands, South Africa, The Bahamas, Micronesia, Australia, Sri Lanka, the Sea of Cortez, China, the Red Sea, the Socorro Islands, numerous locations in the South Pacific and Caribbean, and back to the cold waters of British Columbia. David's photographs have appeared on more than two hundred magazine covers. In 1991 his photograph of a sandbar shark appeared on the cover of LIFE. It is the only underwater image to ever be published on the cover. His award-winning work has been published by National Geographic (he has done several assignments for The NGS), The Cousteau Society, and every North American diving publication. In 2010 David’s image of a manatee was selected from 50,000 entries as the grand prize winner in the professional division of the National Wildlife Federation’s photography contest. David is a founding member of The Ocean Artists Society. David photographs exclusively Canon EOS Digital SLR camera's, in Ikelite housings, with twin Ikelite Substrobes.
Sue Flood is a wildlife filmmaker and photographer, specialising in the polar regions and marine subjects. Sue spent 11 years working for the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol, England, before going freelance in 2005. She was an Associate producer on the award-winning BBC/Discovery series The Blue Planet, and also more recently worked on Planet Earth as a field assistant and photographer, which took her as far afield as the Arctic, the Antarctic and the South Pacific. Sue has also produced three films for the BBC including Polar Bears on Thin Ice and also a Killer Whale Special for the BBC/Discovery Channel. She has recently published a book featuring her emperor penguin photography.
German marine and nature photographer, Jurgen Freund trained as an engineer but soon realised that this was not the career he wanted. His engineering skills helped him to create special lenses and underwater gadgets making his photography innovative and unique. His photographs are used extensively by conservation agencies like WWF & Conservation International and he has authored a WWF coffee table book, Sulu Sulawesi Seas. He lived for many years in the Philippines and documented issues around whale shark fishing, see Festival~Shark gallery in our Photo story collections. In 2003 he emigrated with his wife Stella to North Queensland, Australia, and now considers the entire Australian continent as his photographic studio.
FREUND Jurgen - Asia Pacific Exhibition
Jurgen Freund's solo exhibition of his stunning images of the reefs and rainforests of the Asia Pacific region can be seen at the Tableland Regional Gallery in Atherton, Queensland, Australia through April 2014. The exhibition forms part of the 5th Queensland Festival of Photography and prints of Jurgen's images can be bought from the exhibition. We showcase here some of the images used in the exhibition and other related photos from our collection.~
Japanese macaques are famous for their love of hot spas in winter, but photographer Yukihiro Fukuda is the first to document their journey throughout the rest of the year.
~Fukuda spent twelve months in the field photographing the macaques in Japan's Jigokudani Valley, where snow covers the ground for one third of the year. His images reveal what happens to the world's most northerly primates after the snow melts - from spring among the cherry blossoms to mating season in the autumn forest.
~Fukuda trained as a vet before turning his hand to nature photography and has been documenting macaques in Japan for over eight years. His images have been highly commended in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Writer, photographer and tour leader NICK GARBUTT has travelled widely but is especially knowledgable about Madagascar. Nick is author of a guide to the Mammals of Madgascar for which he provided the photos and artwork as well as the text. When taking photos, he concentrates not only on the charismatic and rare such as the Aye aye of Madagascar, Rafflesia of the rainforests of Borneo and the endangered kestrel of Mauritius, but also documents the reptiles, amphibians and plants of the places he visits.~~Here is a small selection of images from his travels in Borneo, Madagascar~and Mauritius.
Laurent Geslin studied history of art and worked as a naturalist guide in Africa before becoming a professional nature photographer while living in London and documenting the lifestyle of urban foxes. In the last few years, he was focused on photographing the European lynx in the wild and its return to the Jura Mountains in Switzerland, where he now lives. Laurent has published 3 books, including Urban Safari and most recently LYNX and is widely published in international magazines and exhibitions. He was one of the contributing photographers of Wild Wonders of Europe and has been successful in several major nature photography competitions.
Since 2005, Edwin Giesbers has been working as a professional freelance nature photographer. He is interested in a wide range of subjects, from insects, plants, birds, and mammals to landscapes, and creates photo-stories about animal species and conservation projects for several magazines. In 2011 he was commissioned by National Geographic and Dutch Media to produce a book on nature photography in the Netherlands and Belgium. Worldwide his pictures have been successful in several leading international photo competitions, including first prizes at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, European Nature Photographer of the Year and Nature's Best contest. His work has been published in magazines such as BBC Wildlife Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, Terre Sauvage and Camera Natura. Since 2014 Edwin, who is based in the Netherlands, has been working on the Frogs Life Project, which aims to focus attention on the world's endangered amphibians. His latest book, published in the Netherlands by Fontaine Uitgevers in association with National Geographic, looks at the world's hotspots for nature photography.
The late Nick Gordon was an accomplished wildlife film-maker who fell in love with the Amazon.
He recalls the first time he entered a tropical rainforest: ^That was it. I simply fell in love with the heat, the humidity, the snakes, the insects, the animals, the natives. I knew I couldn't leave it. I was a rainforest man.^
~Gordon worked for Anglia's wildlife series Survival for over a decade, making many notable programmes including Creatures of the magic water (1995), Web of the spider monkey (1996) and Gremlins: Faces in the Forest (1998). He has also published three books - Tarantulas, Marmosets and other Stories (1997), In the Heart of the Amazon (2002) and Wild Amazon (2007).
~Gordon says his life changed the first time he encountered a wild jaguar: ^It was the spark that ignited a long and passionate affair that would keep me within its grasp for the next decade^. Over the course of seven years Gordon dedicated his life to documenting wild jaguars, resulting in the film for which he is best known - Jaguar - Eater of Souls (2001).
Sergey Gorshkov was born in Siberia in 1966 and has worked as a professional photographer for 15 years. He specialises in photographing the unique wildlife and wilderness areas of his native Russia, but has also worked extensively in Africa. He has published 4 books and has been successful in a number of international photography competitions, including Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Danny Green is a multiple award-winning wildlife photographer, based in the UK. He has been photographing the natural world for over 25 years and has always been a dedicated Canon shooter, mainly working with film in the early years and later fully embracing digital technology. His approach to photographing nature is a long process and he can sometimes spend months, if not years, working on subjects and projects. He has won many prizes in some of the most respected wildlife photography competitions around the world. For seven years Danny worked on a project to document the Arctic and Subarctic regions of northern Europe. This body of photographic work formed the backbone of his book ‘The Long Journey North’. Danny had his first National Geographic feature published – on the Atlantic puffin – in the June 2014 issue and it was a very proud moment for him. The project spanned over five years and Danny visited some of the most beautiful colonies in the UK, Iceland and Norway in search of images of the iconic bird. He recalls: "It was one of the hardest projects I have undertaken as the demands and standards are so high when shooting for National Geographic."
Jen Guyton is a photographer and ecologist with a passion for wildlife conservation and communicating about nature. She has a BSc in Conservation and Resource Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University. Jen is a National Geographic Explorer and Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique and has spent ten years travelling and working on wildlife and conservation projects in Africa. She has been successful in a number of international nature photography competitions, including a category winner in Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018, and her photo features on animal behaviour and conservation issues are widely published.
From the moment he bought his first camera at the age of 15, Erlend Haarberg wanted to be a professional nature photographer. One of his first projects in the early 90s was to photograph rarely seen mountain hares in the Norwegian mountains. He spent the following years in the wild with ptarmigan, hare, roe deer, red deer, reindeer and moose, mainly alone until he met Orsolya Haarberg in 2004.
~~Erlend and Orsolya have worked as a photographer team since 2005. They are based in Trondheim in Norway, and specialise in landscape and wildlife photography in the Nordic countries in Europe.
~~Together they have published three books: Lapland - the Alaska of Europe (Published by National Geographic in English, Hungarian, and German);
~Iceland - land of co
HAARBERG Erlend & Orsolya
Erlend & Orsolya Haarberg are a Norwegian/Hungarian couple. They have been working together as freelance nature photographers for the last decade, specializing in photographing landscape and wildlife in the Nordic countries. While Erlend was trained as a biologist in Norway, Orsolya graduated as landscape architect in Hungary. Orsolya moved to Norway in 2004, and now they are based in Trondheim.~~They work in the field on assignments and personal projects more than six months a year. They look for the detail or the unexpected moment of light that adds atmosphere, drama or magic to a landscape. Working with wildlife, they document animal behaviour as well as portray animals undisturbed as part of their environment.~~Their work has been widely published in Europe, including GEO and BBC Wildlife Magazine. Their first story for National Geographic Magazine entitled Iceland’s resilient beauty (May 2012) shows a glimpse of their work achieved during a ten months stay in Iceland. In November 2013 they reached a milestone in their continuing project "Coastal Norway" when NGM published their story Follow the water—journey to the heart of Norway. Their third NGM story about the largest wilderness area in Europe, the Laponia World Heritage Site, was published in October 2015. The Haarbergs are the authors of three books: Lapland – the Alaska of Europe; Iceland – land of contrasts and Iceland in all its splendour. They are multiple prize winners of the NHM Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition; Por el Planeta wildlife, nature and conservation photography competition; Nature's Best Photography Awards; Golden Turtle International Nature Photography Contest and GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Orsolya Haarberg graduated as a landscape architect in Hungary and then turned to studying the feeding behaviour of Eurasian beavers for a PhD programme. When she met Erlend Haarberg in Norway in 2004 she decided to concentrate on her hobby, nature photography, which she had been passionate about since her early 20's. ~
~Erlend and Orsolya have worked as a photographer team since 2005. They are based in Trondheim in Norway, and specialise in landscape and wildlife photography in the Nordic countries in Europe.
~~Together they have published three books: Lapland - the Alaska of Europe (Published by National Geographic in English, Hungarian, and German);
~Iceland - land of contrasts (Published by National Geographic in English and Hungarian);
Nick Hawkins is a Canadian photographer and photojournalist specializing in natural history, science and conservation related issues. A biologist by training, Nick believes that photography and story telling are key components of conservation. As an assignment photographer working in Canada and Central and South America, Nick has produced feature articles for Smithsonian, Canadian Geographic, BBC Wildlife and Canadian Wildlife Magazines. From the importance of biological corridors in Costa Rica, to the heroic efforts of whale rescue teams in the Bay of Fundy, Nick seeks stories that bring attention to the impacts of human activity on wildlife and that inspire people to care for ecosystems and the species they hold. Nick is a member of the Sea Legacy collective and International League of Conservation Photographers. Nick’s work has received awards in the Windland Smith Rice International photography awards as well as the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year.~~Nick's images are available for prints here.
HEALD Sharon & Tony
Former airline pilot Tony Heald and his wife Sharon are regular vistors to~South Africa. They have travelled widely in the country and photographed~many of its animals.
Norwegian photographer and film-maker ASGEIR HELGESTAD is exclusively represented in the UK by Nature Picture Library. He has photographed many animals in his home country but has a special interest in REINDEER and his film, following these animals throughout the year, won awards at several film festivals. He has also photographed many of the other charismatic animals of Scandinavia.
Originally from Manchester, Paul moved to Sheffield to study Natural Environmental Science at university, specialising in wildlife conservation in the UK. After a year working in the USA Paul returned to Sheffield to work as an Environmental Science lecturer until he moved into wildlife photography full time. Paul focuses on wildlife conservation issues within his photography and works for a number of wildlife conservation bodies. He is Natural England's species photographer for the East Midlands and Peak District.
~Today he travels around the world but is never happier than when he is working in the Peak District and Northern Britain, the demands on the photographer are harder, but the rewards are greater. Paul uses both his images of wildlife and his training as an environmental
Ross Hoddinott is one of the UK’s leading outdoor photographers. He has worked as a full time professional since 1997, supplying photographs and undertaking commissions for a wide range of clients worldwide, which include BOSE, Kew Gardens and Petronas. Ross is the author of several photography books, including Masters of Landscape Photography, The Landscape Photography Workshop and Digital Macro & Close-up Photography. He is also a multi award winner in Wildlife Photographer of the Year, British Wildlife Photography Awards and International Garden Photographer of the Year. Ross lives in rural North Cornwall with his wife Felicity and their three young children. He has a lifelong passion for nature and conservation and is best known for his close-up images of insects and plantlife – many of which are photographed locally to help limit his carbon footprint. He was a member of 2020VISION – the most ambitious multimedia conservation initiative ever staged in the UK. Ross is an Ambassador for Nikon UK (2013-15) and also Manfrotto.
Alex Hyde is a natural history photographer based in the Peak District National Park, UK. Whether in a rainforest or his own back garden in Derbyshire, Alex can usually be found crawling around in the undergrowth, peering under stones in search of those smaller creatures that so often get overlooked. Frequently working with moving subjects smaller than a grain of rice, Alex has established himself as an expert in macro photography. By understanding the behaviour of his subjects, he is able to capture intimate portraits of spiders, insects and other invertebrates in their natural habitats.~~As well as supplying the publishing industry, his images support on-going research into invertebrate behaviour. He recently collaborated with the Spider Lab at the University of Nottingham to photograph spiders ‘sailing’ on the surface of water. At the University of Derby his images have helped increase our understanding of the scaly cricket, a curious little insect restricted to a few shingle beaches around the UK.~~An experienced tutor, Alex regularly delivers workshops and seminars on macro photography and has taught at a wide range of venues including Universities, the Wild Photos photography festival in London and the Scottish Nature Photography Festival. In 2015 Alex won the Hidden Britain category in the British Wildlife Photography Awards.
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