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);
Wild Wonders of Europe / E. Haarberg / Photographer, Erlend Haarberg with camera equipment, in Bergslagen, Sweden, April 2009
Erlend Haarberg / Small waterfall near Mount Kirkjufell with aurora borealis in the night sky, Snaefellsnes, Iceland, September 2010
Erlend Haarberg / Aerial view of river, Landeyjarsandur, South coast of Iceland, September 2010
Erlend Haarberg / Sunlit ridges against volcanic scree beneath a low cloud. Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland, April 2010. Highly commended in Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 competition, Wild Places category.
Wild Wonders of Europe / E Haarberg / Alpine Chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus) together with Alpine ibex (Capra ibex ibex) Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy, November 2008
Wild Wonders of Europe / E Haarberg / Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) climbing up hillside in deep snow, Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy, November 2008
Wild Wonders of Europe / E Haarberg / Alpine landscape with sun shining on peak in the distance, Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy, November 2008
Erlend Haarberg / Person standing silhouetted in lava formation with northern lights above, Dimmuborgir, Myvatn, Iceland, March 2011
Erlend Haarberg / Male Great snipe (Gallinago media) displaying, Norway, May
Erlend Haarberg,Erlend Haarberg / Aerial view down river to the east of the Hofsjakull glacier and west of the Sprengisandur upland desert. Innumerable rivulets flow from beneath the glacier in this area of tundra which abounds in pon...
Erlend Haarberg / Male Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) amongst flowering Cotton grass, in summer coat, Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, West-fjords, Iceland, July
Erlend Haarberg / River Laxa at sunset, Myvatn, Iceland, May 2008