Photographer Portfolios

Agustin Esmoris
 
16 Jan 2020 12:00 am
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Agustin's passion and love for the wildlife he photographs comes through in his images which have appeared in publications including: books by National Geographic like the NG Learning Series, international nature books, magazines, and numerous other publications and calendars.~~He's currently (and in the long term) focused on the patagonian biodiversity of southern South America.
 
Albert Lleal
 
22 Oct 2015 12:00 am
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Albert Lleal was born in Badalona (Catalonia,Spain) in 1970 and was passionate for nature since childhood. When he was seventeen he discovered his interest in photography which led him to graduate in audio-visual technology and video, while studying singing and vocal technique. ~~Having worked for years as a professional singer he left the profession when he began to pursue photography full time in 1995. Over the years he worked on several editorial and audiovisual projects but soon he discovered his interest in the nature macro and microphotography and began to specialize in those fields. For two years he worked as a photographer for the Geological Museum of the Seminar in Barcelona learning techniques in paleontologic photography and publishing in several specialized international magazines. ~~Lleal's list of clients include organizations focusing on pro-animal rights and environmental protection (Altarriba Foundation, INWA, Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECI), etc.) and scientific institutions such as the Marine Studies Center in Badalona, Zoological Museum of Barcelona, Tecno Agrary Institute Research (IRTA). His work has been published in published magazines such as National Geographic Spain and National Geographic France and in the most important Spanish magazines and newspaper's sunday magazines (El Pas, La Vanguardia, El Periódico, etc).~~His collection is specially strong in closeup photography, paleontology, microphotography (SEM coloured and optical microscopy) and landscapes.
 
Andrew Peacock
 
10 Sep 2020 04:04 pm
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In Andrew's own words:~I first began to explore the world around me through a camera lens while working as a doctor on voluntary assignments in the mountains of Nepal and India. Now I use my medical and outdoor adventure skills to find ways to explore new corners of the globe and tell those stories through photography.~As an adventure travel photographer my intent is to create images that tell stories of human exploration and adventure in areas of natural beauty and wonder. My inspiration comes from the activities, landscapes, wildlife and people of the outdoor world.
 
Anup Shah and Fiona Rogers
 
25 Oct 2015 12:00 am
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Anup Shah and Fiona Rogers are wildlife photographers concentrating on African and Asian wildlife. Over 95% of their photos are of wild animals photographed in their natural environment. In addition, apart from the adjustment of contrast normally associated with the processing of RAW images, none of the images are digitally manipulated. For both photographers the welfare of the wild animal being photographed takes top priority, a consequence of which is that the animal is relaxed and behaves naturally. They have recently published two books. One is called "Serengeti Spy" and the other is "Tales from Gombe". The former consists of pictures taken on the plains of East Africa using hidden remote cameras and the latter is a photo driven saga of the famous Gombe Chimpanzees.
 
Benjamin Olson
 
19 Jul 2017 12:00 am
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Benjamin Olson is a 30-year old up-and-coming nature photographer based in Minnesota's Twin Cities. His childhood revolved around wildlife, fishing, and hunting. After discovering the wonders of photography, he changed his focus to wildlife encounters as seen through a camera lens. ~~Ben has a Bachelors Degree in Biology with an emphasis in Ecology, Ethology and Evolution, plus an A.A.S. in Digital Imaging Technology. His long term goal is to use photography to promote awareness of the perils the natural world faces today while working towards conservation and environmental restoration.~~"As a photographer, I spend countless hours in the field chasing elusive wildlife, temperamental weather, and fleeting light. I am fortunate if I walk away with an amazing picture at the end of the day. Only a handful of images I capture each year merit a spot in my portfolio. Immersing myself in nature has become a way of life, and I am grateful for the opportunities I have had and I am excited for the experiences to come; the ability to capture these rare moments and to share them with the world fills me with enthusiasm for life and the motivation needed to use my work towards conservation and environmental awareness efforts."~~All of the images represented here are depictions of reality. Minimal post-processing is applied to each image, nothing is added or removed from any images. All wildlife images are wild animals captured in their natural environment without the use of bait, feeding or playback calls. Ben strives to capture nature as it is, with minimal human impact. "I subscribe to the philosophy of 'leave no trace' in my photography," he says.~~Still a young photographer in this competitive field, Ben has already received numerous photography awards. The North American Nature Photography Association scholarship paired him with some of the industry's best photojournalists and editors. A two-time winner and placer of the Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Awards, you can currently see one of Ben's photos hanging in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. He was the 2016 winner of the Art Wolfe Next-Generation Photographer's Grant and has placed in art festivals throughout Minnesota. Numerous conservation and photography magazines publish his photos.
 
Birgitte Wilms
 
24 Oct 2015 12:00 am
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Born in 1966 outside of Copenhagen, Denmark, Birgitte Wilms began her underwater photographic career in 1988 at the age of 22 in the Egyptian Red Sea. Her work gained immediate acceptance with Danish and European publications. Her photographic files have since expanded to include coverage of the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Hawaii, the Galapagos Islands and Cocos Island.~~Birgitte's work has been published widely in magazines such as New York Times Magazine, Islands, National Wildlife, and Natural History, as well as books published by The National Wildlife Federation and the National Geographic Society.
 
Bob Barbour
 
24 Oct 2015 12:00 am
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Bob was a masthead photographer for Surfing Magazine from 1975-1991, helping develop its reputation for photographic excellence alongside the other legends in surf photography. This well-traveled photographer is a Santa Cruz, CA resident and his prolific work has been featured in numerous surfing books, calendars, and every major surf publication, including Surfer's Journal and Surfer. ~~Three decades of images include beautiful waves, classic Woodie cars, and stunning shots of big wave pioneer Margo Oberg and others, plus pros and Santa Cruz standouts like Adam Repogle, Darryl "Flea" Virostko, Richard Schmidt and Terry Simms.~~Known best for helping "break" Mavericks publicly and capturing defining moments like the infamous 1994 Mavericks "WipeOut of the Decade" image of 16-year-old Jay Moriarity.
 
Ch'ien Lee
 
24 Oct 2015 12:00 am
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Ch'ien Lee holds a B.Sc. in Biology/Ecology from the University of California Santa Cruz. Having maintained a keen interest in nature since childhood, his enthusiasm has led him to study various subjects ranging from entomology to animal tracking and ethnobotany, and eventually to work as a naturalist and environmental educator in the East Bay Regional Parks in northern California. In 1996, fulfilling a lifelong desire to live in the tropics, he moved to Sarawak (East Malaysia, on the island of Borneo) to work in a program for the propagation of native plant species.~~Ch'ien has always considered photography an excellent method to convey ideas and share his fascination about natural subjects encountered during his travels. His hobby became a professional endeavor in 2003. "Borneo is a fantastic place to live if you've got an insatiable interest in nature. It's easy for a photographer to get spoiled by the overwhelming diversity of subjects every time you're out. Of course working in the tropics presents some real obstacles for photography, but it's always worth the effort."~~Pitcher-plants (Nepenthes) have been a major focus of his studies for over 14 years. "A lot of my travel over the past decade has been for the documentation of rare Nepenthes and this has taken me to many really remote parts of Southeast Asia." His photographs have appeared in numerous articles and books, and are featured in "Pitcher Plants of Sarawak", "Pitcher Plants of Borneo", and "The Fishes of Kuching Rivers". He is currently a committee member of the Malaysian Nature Society (Kuching Branch), and the Kuching Bird Study Group.
 
Chase Dekker
 
10 Sep 2020 04:14 pm
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Chase was born and raised in Monterey, California where he was immediately introduced to the natural world. With whales, sea otters, seals, birds, and wildlife right on his doorstep, it wasn’t hard for him to fall in love with nature.~~He eventually moved up to Washington State where his passion for the outdoors took him to a brand new environment, filled with dense forests and mountains. Chase attended Western Washington University where he earned degrees in Organismal Biology and Zoology to help him understand the species he would be photographing for the rest of his life. Immediately after college, Chase moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where he spent nearly every day out in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks photographing the spectacular wildlife and landscapes.~~Recently, he relocated back to his hometown of Monterey, where he could be closer to the ocean and his family. Today, Chase has traveled across a good portion of the globe from the high arctic to the rainforests of Africa to the tropical waters of the South Pacific, all while bringing along his camera in an effort to document the invaluable wildlife and the land they call home. Chase continues to travel to far off destinations in search of new landscapes and animals in hopes that his photos can be used for future conservation efforts as a way to give a story and message imagery.~~During his photography career, he has been published in multiple magazines, articles, and newspapers, while also having some of his images shown on television networks such as ABC, PBS, and BBC. Some of his print publications include National Geographic, Lonely Planet, National Wildlife Federation, Nature's Best Photography, and many others. Chase was also a winner in the Windland Smith Rice International Awards and will have his photos hanging in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.~~~Chase believes every photo tells a story and every story can inspire someone to make a change that will allow these great places and creatures a chance to last for generations to come.
 
Chris Newbert
 
24 Oct 2015 12:00 am
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Since taking up underwater photography in 1972, Chris Newbert, has won many prestigious awards in international underwater photographic competitions. His photos have appeared in over 300 books and magazines world-wide. In 1985 he published his first underwater photographic book, "Within a Rainbowed Sea". The sequel published in 1994, "In a Sea of Dreams", included images by both Chris and his ex-wife Birgitte.~~Chris became the first recipient of the Wyland Foundation Award for Underwater Still Photography at the First Annual Wyland Foundation Awards Ceremony in Hollywood. This nationally televised extravaganza featured celebrity presenters from the entertainment and sports industry. Chris not only received this prestigious award, but his photographs were selected for the big screen background stills for this gala event. Other honored personalities included posthumous awards to Jacques Yves Cousteau and Lloyd Bridges. Living recipients in addition to Chris included Jimmy Buffet, Sting, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Ted Danson, Dan Fogelberg, Bob Talbot and Al Gore among others.
 
Christian Ziegler
 
23 Oct 2015 12:00 am
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Christian Ziegler is a biologist turned photojournalist whose focus are tropical rainforest and their inhabitants. Under threat in many ways and vanishing on all continents, tropical forests harbour the majority of life forms on our planet and deserve our protection. By introducing some charismatic forest animals and their interesting biology, Christian hopes to raise awareness for the problems and support for conservation efforts. ~~Christian Ziegler was born in Germany in 1972. He studied tropical biology at the University of Würzburg (Germany). Several research projects and his fascination for nature-photography brought him to the tropical forests of Asia, Africa and Central America during his studies.~~In 1994/95 Christian lived in Thailand where he worked as a free lance photographer for the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature). The year after Christian spent four months in the Ivory Coast of West Africa visiting both the Savannah and the rain forest.~~Since 1998, Christian has been working primarily in Panama, on Barro Colorado Island, a field station of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). After finishing his graduate work in 2000, his focus changed solely to the field of nature photography and journalism. He spent 15 months of fieldwork doing the photography for his picture book on the ecology of tropical rain forest "A Magic Web", which was published by Oxford University Press in November 2002.~~In April 2002 Christian was appointed associate for communication by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Over the years Christian won several international recognized awards, such as the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year (category 'behavior of all other animals' in 2005).~~Christians work is published internationally in magazines such as the National Geographic Magazine, GEO, Smithsonian Magazine, BBC Wildlife Magazine and Natural History. Next to his magazine work, he thinks it is important to work with conservation groups, such as WWF and others. Christian is a founding fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers .
 
Claus Meyer
 
25 Oct 2015 12:00 am
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Born in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1944, Claus Meyer was an active photojournalist for over thirty years, covering subjects ranging from industry to wildlife. In the early 1970s, he went from drying prints in a commercial darkroom in Black Star Lab (New York), to becoming one of Brazil's leading photographers. When he moved to Rio de Janeiro, he was hired as a staff photographer with Editores Bloch, one of Brazil's largest magazine publishers. After a stint with Bloch, he started his own agency, the Agency Tyba. He lived and worked in Rio de Janeiro for over 27 years, where Black Star represented him. ~~His passion for nature photography began with a report on Russel Mittermeyer's profile for Smithsonian Magazine. Russel was then the president of World Wildlife Fund and was participating in the project, The Golden Lion Tamarin, in a biological reserve in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Claus also took part in Cousteau's scientific expedition to the Amazon, the Pro-Natura Ecological Institute expeditions to Pantanal, and other ecological Reserves. ~~For over 15 years, Claus photographed Caatinga, Cerrado, Rain Forest, Amazonian, and South Brazilian ecosystems for Editora Alumbramento Books. He made a lot of personal investments traveling through the forests and swamps of Brazil. He had a taste for adventure and loved to drive his Toyota or Land Rover through the fields. He enjoyed the harmony of nature, and could remain silent for hours, while photographing in the field. He also had a great admiration for the diversity in the Brazilian ecosystems. ~~Claus has been published in many books; Library of Nations, 14 Titles of the Day in the Life Series, Cyberspace 24 hours, Brazil of Photo (the special edition), and Circle of Life, to name a few. His work has also appeared in such notable magazines as Time, Newsweek, Life, Geo, Smithsonian, and Travel and Leisure. He has received several awards for his work including the Grand Prize Nikon International and the Gold Medal at the International Photographic Salon of Japan. ~~In 1996, Claus C. Meyer passed away, in Rio de Janeiro.
 
Colin Monteath
 
23 Oct 2015 12:00 am
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Based in New Zealand, Colin Monteath is a polar and mountain photographer and writer who is passionate about wild places and expedition travel. In 1983, he founded Hedgehog House New Zealand with a commitment to increase an awareness of the need to preserve wilderness, especially in the high mountain and polar regions. ~~Since 1973, Colin has worked in Antarctica for 31 seasons. At New Zealand's Scott Base as Field Operations Officer (1973-83) , he helped co-ordinate New Zealand's science program and worked with the Scott Base huskies. In charge of the rescue team, Colin helped co-ordinate the recovery following the 1979 Air New Zealand crash near Mt Erebus. Colin acted as a guide for HRH Prince Edward in 1982. In 1978, on an expedition to Mount Erebus, Colin made the first descent into the inner crater. Colin has climbed numerous first ascents in the Transantarctic Mountains and in 1993, became the first New Zealander to reach the highest summit in Antarctica, Vinson Massif.~~Since 1983, Colin has worked as a guide for polar companies, principally Aurora Expeditions. He has guided peaks on the Antarctic Peninsula and has completed two crossings of South Georgia on Shackleton's route. In 1991, Colin joined a Soviet icebreaker to make the first surface vessel traverse of the Arctic Ocean via the North Pole - followed by a transit of the NE Passage in Siberia. In 1993, he dog sledged across Greenland and in 2008, skied across Svalbard.~~Colin has been a mountaineer for 40 years and has climbed New Zealand's Aoraki 13 times. In 1974, Colin was a member of the Commonwealth Andean Expedition in Peru's Cordillera Vilcanota. Colin's 21 Himalayan expeditions include....Australian Annapurna III Expedition (Nepal 1980) , New Zealand Garhwal Expedition (Shivling - India 1982), Australian Everest Expedition (First ascent White Limbo route North Face - Tibet 1984), New Zealand Pamirs Expedition (Pik Kommunizma USSR/Central Asia,1986), Australian Karakorum Expedition (first ascent Chongtar - Xinjiang, China, 1994), New Zealand Tibet Expedition (Gurla Mandhata, 1998), New Zealand Mongolia expedition (traverse of highest peak Mt Huiten, 2000) New Zealand expedition to Kangri Garpo mountains (Eastern Tibet, 2001), New Zealand Karakorum ski expedition to K2, Pakistan (2005), New Zealand ski expedition through Chador gorge and Zanskar Mountains (NW India 2006). In New Guinea, Colin guided a climb of Carstensz Pyramid (1995). On a ski expedition in 2002 Colin traversed Denali, North America's highest peak. ~~Colin has undertaken numerous photographic and magazine assignments to Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Alaska, Greenland, Antarctica, Mongolia, Kenya, Siberia, Bhutan, Pakistan, Central Asia, Pakistan, India , China , Nepal and New Guinea. His images and feature stories have appeared in magazines such as GEO (Germany), National Geographic (USA), Australian Geographic (Australia), Terre Sauvage (France), The Geographical Magazine (UK), Conde Nast (UK, Spain), Rock and Ice (USA), Action Asia (Hong Kong ), Time (USA) and Mother Nature (Japan).~~Colin has worked on numerous book projects on the polar and mountain regions. He was the principal photographer for the Reader's Digest book Antarctica - Great Stories from the Frozen Continent (Australia, 1985), co-author of Smithsonian Institution Press's Wild Ice - Antarctic Journeys (USA, 1990) , author and principal photographer New Zealand - The land at the end of the Earth (White Star, Italy, 1996), author and photographer Antarctica - Beyond the Southern Ocean (NZ 1996), author and publisher Hall and Ball - Kiwi Mountaineers (NZ 1997), author and publisher of Under a Sheltering Sky - Journeys to Mountain Heartlands ( NZ 2003), photographer for New Zealand (National Geographic, USA, 2009), author and principal photographer Vanishing Wilderness of Antarctica (White Star, Italy 2009) and New Zealand's Mountains (NZ 2009), New Zealand Coasts (2010) and Antarctica - Land of Silence (2011).
 
Cyril Ruoso
 
25 Oct 2015 12:00 am
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Cyril Ruoso, who trained as a scientist, more than anything else loves the experience of living in the middle of different habitats to unravel their mysteries. He spends his time observing the behavior of wild animals and perfecting his photographic techniques.~~Those special moments when he finds the animals, the long days spent observing them from his hiding place give him he says, the greatest joy any wildlife photographer could wish for.~For the past 10 years primates have been his favorite subject.~~He has been a pro since 1994, holds a degree in Plastic Arts/Visual communication and lives with French/German primatologist Emmanuelle Grundmann. Ruoso has an extensive publishing career including articles featured in National Geographic Magazine, VSD, Ranger Rick, National Wildlife and GEO.
 
Daniel J. Cox
 
16 Jan 2020 12:00 am
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For more than 38 years, Dan has been pursuing his lifelong dream of photographing nature in all its elements. He’s traveled to all seven continents, plying his craft in search of the images that help tell the stories that inspire his art. Driving rain, spitting snow, and howling wind are all part of the environment he calls home. For Dan, bad weather means great light, unusual cloud formations, and dramatic settings. Dan uses his exceptional vision and passion for nature to help educate and inspire his viewers. Internationally recognized, his dedication to his craft and the environment has earned him high regard in a very competitive profession.~~In 2013, Dan was awarded Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year by North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). He’s also been awarded in competitions worldwide including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Nature’s Best. His work has been featured in several galleries including Nikon House New York, the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and the Natural History Museum in London. Dan’s wide range of accomplishments include being a regular contributor to natural history publications worldwide, a field contributor for Outdoor Photographer, a consultant for Hewlett-Packard (HP) fine art printers, an honorary Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, and a mentor for American Photo’s Mentor Series photography workshops.
 
David Parer and Liz Parer-Cook
 
24 Oct 2015 12:00 am
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David Parer has been filming and producing wildlife documentaries since 1971. Together with his wife Liz Parer-Cook, who is a producer/sound recordist, they have worked together making story-led programs since 1979 for the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Natural History Unit.~~Most of the films were co-produced with the world's top broadcasters including the BBC Natural History Unit, National Geographic Television, Discovery Channel, PBS, WNET (New York), Canal Plus and many others. In 2008 the ABC Natural History Unit closed down and since then David has been working as a freelance specialist wildlife cameraman for Australian and overseas independent film-makers.
 
Donald M. Jones
 
25 Oct 2015 12:00 am
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Donald M. Jones is a Montana-based wildlife photographer specializing in all formats of nature from the Arctic to deserts, from the swamps to the mountains and everywhere in between. Don's images are created from his overwhelming passion for being outdoors with cameras in tow. What began as a young boy with binoculars swaying form his neck and with bird book wedged in his back pocket in suburban Chicago has now transformed into a living dream.~~All of Don's wild subjects are just that, wild. Don refuses to photograph any subjects that are pets or are confined in zoos or game farms. His work is authentic and his message is "Keep the Wild in Wildlife".~~As a full-time professional wildlife photographer since 1993 Don has established himself as a driven individual in a saturated market by continually offering his clients new and refreshing images and subject matter year after year. His more than 700 magazine covers, which he has been credited with over his career, are testament to this.~~Don currently resides in the small town of Troy, Montana with his wife, Tess, and two boys, Jake and Luke and one not-so-intelligent yellow lab.
 
Duncan Usher
 
25 Oct 2015 12:00 am
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Duncan Usher was born in the village of Allendale in 1954, in the heart of the Northumberland countryside. His childhood was spent ranging the fields, fells and wooded valleys of the surrounding countryside, discovering bird nests and observing the local wildlife, behavior and habits. This thirst for the outdoors was fueled by his parent's deep love and interest for the countryside and they taught and encouraged their four children to respect our natural heritage. The combination of his parent's influence and growing up in a rural setting, has molded his continuing fascination for the natural world.~~The camera seemed to be the ideal medium to achieve his aim and he bought my first film SLR 35mm. camera at the age of 21. Duncan started photographing wildlife in black and white. His early attempts were often overshadowed with more failures than successes. He had gathered and improved his field-craft at approaching wildlife from a very early age, but he felt he was not doing his subjects photographic justice. Through trial and error he would occasionally achieve an image which rewarded him for all the hardships and pitfalls and this spurred him on to improve his technical skills. Over the years he became interested in capturing other subjects, especially wild animals and he had started to use slide film material. With better equipment and improved technical experience he was obtaining images of wildlife that he had aimed for. His determination transformed a passionate hobby into a full time occupation.~~His first love was - and remains - birds. Inspired as a young teenager by a book of wildfowl paintings by Sir. Peter Scott, he started to draw and paint. This was obviously the stepping stone that led to his development as a bird photographer. He also felt an increasing need to express and share with other people the many encounters with wildlife that he had experienced, during the endless hours spent outdoors.
 
Flip de Nooyer
 
24 Oct 2015 12:00 am
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Flip de Nooyer (1948-2004) was one of the best known nature photographers in the Netherlands. He practiced nature photography for decades. At the age of 10 he was already seriously beginning birder and photographer. In 2004, he was 15 years professional nature photographer and went around the world to make. "Wildlife" photos From Arctic to Antarctica and New Zealand to Brazil. On all continents, he put ashore.~~Flip's specialty was landscape, bird and mammal photography, but he actually photographed everything that has to do with nature. If human nature was respect for nature comes first, because as he said. "Nature should always prevail over the picture even though I earn with making nature's my money, the animal remains the most important thing."~~His photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including in the journals Nature, Browsing, Unexpected Netherlands, Panda, Birds, Tam-Tam, Free Birds and Wadden Bulletin. But also books, leaflets, posters, (Christmas) cards, calendars and websites contain pictures of his hand.~~Flip de Nooyer worked with and photographed for various Dutch nature conservation organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund, Nature Reserves, State Forest and the Wadden Sea Society. Every year with the Wadden Sea Society, he made a "Wadden Calendar", 2004 was his 10th calendar. In 2000 he made the calendar and agenda for the Preservation of Nature. Furthermore Flip kept many temporary exhibitions, and various visitor he has made the permanent exhibits. He has also given slide shows throughout the Netherlands.~~In 1988 and 1989 Nooyer received an international award in the world's most important for wildlife photography competition in London , England, "BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year ". In November 1995, he was "Nature Photographer of the Year 1995" by the NFG with a photo of a Little Bittern, a rare species in the Netherlands.
 
Flip Nicklin
 
25 Oct 2015 12:00 am
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Widely regarded as the premier whale photographer of the world, Flip Nicklin, a National Geographic photographer, has more than 5,500 dives under his belt. His ability to free dive to depths of up to 70 feet allows him to swim near enough to record whale behavior without interrupting it. ~~Flip Nicklin was born with both diving and photography in his blood. His father, Chuck, is a diver and underwater cinematographer, who taught his sons to become scuba divers. At the age of fourteen, he was helping his father teach people to dive off of the coast of Southern California, in La Jolla. ~~His first contact with National Geographic Society came in 1976 when he was signed on as a deck hank and diving assistant for a three-month shoot with photographers Bates Littlehales and Jonathan Blair. Everyday he shot with the photographers, a life-long dream for him. With the help of his mentors, two of his images were published, along with theirs in the Geographic. ~~The publication of these two shots, began his career as an underwater photographer. He went on to shoot sharks and whales for the Geographic centennial issue. Eight years after his first publication, he had become the main underwater photographer for the Geographic.
 
Fred Bavendam
 
25 Oct 2015 12:00 am
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Fred Bavendam is an American with a passion for marine animals and photography. After growing up in Ohio, he attended the University of New Hampshire from which he graduated with majors in art and zoology. He spent the next few years working as a commercial photographer. At the age of 28, Fred took an introductory scuba course and began diving and taking underwater pictures as a hobby. Over time, the hobby became an obsession until he abandoned commercial photography to devote all his efforts to underwater photography in 1985. ~~Fred's goal, as he takes each picture, is to capture the essence that makes each animal a unique being and the behaviors that allow it to survive in a hungry ocean. He likes nothing more than to take a diver (or even several divers) along with him to follow, observe and photograph a single animal. As a result, his pictures are highly sought after and have been published in many of the world's top magazines. ~~Fred's definitive photo essays about manatees, the giant octopus, crinoids and frogfishes were each published in National Geographic, Geo Germany and Geo France. Additional stories on cuttlefish, nudibranchs, sea stars, monkfish and marine animal behavior have appeared in many other magazines such as Figaro, Terre Sauvage, Airone, International Wildlife, Smithsonian, Newton and Quark. He has also won several BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year contests.
 
Gary Bell
 
18 Sep 2020 11:41 am
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Gary Bell is the founder of Oceanwide Images Stock Photo Library and a distinguished nature and wildlife photographers, both in Australia, where he resides, and the world. His dedication and passion for capturing moments in nature has won him a string of international awards with work featured in major nature magazines, such as National Geographic, Australian Geographic, numerous books, advertising campaigns and many other publications.~~Behind this brilliant photographer is a man with a deep respect for wildlife and the environment - with a passion to explore new ecosystems and capture on camera the extraordinary beauty of the natural world. Gary has traveled throughout Australia and the Indo Pacific, enjoying the challenges of nature photography (and its inherent dangers).
 
Gerry Ellis
 
25 Oct 2015 12:00 am
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Gerry Ellis is one of the premier nature and environmental photographers in the world. His photography has been singled out for its vision of nature through ecosystems and for his images of creatures within their environment-not apart from it. Gerry's approach combines his rich scientific knowledge of nature's interrelationships with an experienced artistic eye refined over two decades in the wilds. ~~A tireless explorer, Gerry's journeys reach remote locales on every continent in an effort to document some of the world's most endangered creatures wild in their habitat. Gerry's photography of, and passion for, great apes and rainforests, and involvement in the organizations trying to save each, has established him as leader in the field of conservation photography. Other major projects include more than forty journeys to Africa, long-term projects in Papua New Guinea's remote tropical rainforests, seventeen crossings of the infamous Drake Passage to Antarctica and three years living on the continent of Australia. ~~Raised in the visually lush surroundings of the United State's Pacific Northwest region, Gerry's initial wanderings lead him directly into the heart of nature. As a youth, he could hike uninterruptedly into the foothills of Mount Rainier from his back porch. Experiences in the wilderness and encounters with wildlife such as black bear and the reclusive spotted owl laid a permanent natural foundation for his future photographic work.
 
Heidi and Hans-Jurgen Koch
 
22 Oct 2015 12:00 am
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The photographers have a long-time experience in working on very different animal topics and in the realization of extensive and challenging projects around the world. Most of the time they are shooting on assignment, but they do this in a pretty independent way. Heidi & Hans-Jurgen handle the complete production, from the first idea to the final exposure, including research, location scouting, finding the right animals, creative collaboration with scientists and breeders, and a precise planning with the competence to work spontaneously.~~Over the years the couple has created an extraordinary body of work. Whether it's wildlife or domestic animals, the studio or the field, reportage or illustration, business meets passion. ~~Photographers Credo: "However we all want to see animals, one thing is for sure, animals are on the far side anyway - we only picture them.~~Heidi & Hans-Jurgen made their home in Freiburg, Germany.
 
Heike Odermatt
 
25 Oct 2015 12:00 am
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Born and raised in the south of Germany Heike Odermatt has lived in southern Netherlands for most of her life. She discovered her love for photography as a child and always dreamed to be able to stand behind a camera to capture images of wild animals and lovely landscapes.~~In 2002 she launched her career with a trip to Iceland, a trip dedicated to nature photography and continues to work in a fair and responsible manner. We are after all nature's guest.~~Heike is a member of the Nature Photographers Association Eindhoven (VNFE), the Nature Photographers Guild (NFG) and the Society of German Nature Photographers (GDT).
 
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