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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.
Southern Two-toed Sloth (Choloepus didactylus) hanging from branch, Amazon, Brazil
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00300200 Southern Two-toed Sloth (Choloepus didactylus) hanging from branch, Amazon, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Tiger-striped Leaf Frog (Phyllomedusa tomopterna) or Barred Leaf Frog, portrait, Amazon ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300214 Tiger-striped Leaf Frog (Phyllomedusa tomopterna) or Barred Leaf Frog, portrait, Amazon ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Fonseca's Pit Viper (Bothrops fonsecai) poisonous species, coiled on forest floor, Atlantic Forest ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300223 Fonseca's Pit Viper (Bothrops fonsecai) poisonous species, coiled on forest floor, Atlantic Forest ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Saturniid Moth (Saturniidae) showing false eye spots on wings, Caatinga ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300284 Saturniid Moth (Saturniidae) showing false eye spots on wings, Caatinga ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Pygmy Marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea) endangered, portrait, Amazon, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300292 Pygmy Marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea) endangered, portrait, Amazon, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Black and White Tassel-ear Marmoset (Callithrix humeralifera), Amazon forest, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300315 Black and White Tassel-ear Marmoset (Callithrix humeralifera), Amazon forest, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus) perching in tree, south Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300394 Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus) perching in tree, south Brazil© Claus Meyer
Black Owl (Strix huhula) portrait, Amazonia, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300412 Black Owl (Strix huhula) portrait, Amazonia, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Vinaceous-breasted Parrot (Amazona vinacea), southern Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300421 Vinaceous-breasted Parrot (Amazona vinacea), southern Brazil© Claus Meyer
Two-striped Forest Pit Viper (Bothrops bilineatus) coiled around plant, front view, Atlantic Forest ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300436 Two-striped Forest Pit Viper (Bothrops bilineatus) coiled around plant, front view, Atlantic Forest ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Northern Night Monkey (Aotus trivirgatus) portrait, Amazon ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300332 Northern Night Monkey (Aotus trivirgatus) portrait, Amazon ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Jungle Runner (Ameiva ameiva) savanna, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300469 Jungle Runner (Ameiva ameiva) savanna, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Sundew (Drosera binata) with ant, southern Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300544 Sundew (Drosera binata) with ant, southern Brazil© Claus Meyer
Two-striped Forest Pit Viper (Bothrops bilineatus) hanging on a Heliconia (Heliconia sp) flower, Atlantic Forest, Brazil
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00300224 Two-striped Forest Pit Viper (Bothrops bilineatus) hanging on a Heliconia (Heliconia sp) flower, Atlantic Forest, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Silky Short-tailed Bat (Carollia brevicauda) hanging upside down, Amazon ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300189 Silky Short-tailed Bat (Carollia brevicauda) hanging upside down, Amazon ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) clinging to branch in tropical rainforest, Caatinga, Brazil
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00300238 Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) clinging to branch in tropical rainforest, Caatinga, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Tiger-striped Leaf Frog (Phyllomedusa tomopterna) or Barred Leaf Frog, portrait, Amazon ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300005 Tiger-striped Leaf Frog (Phyllomedusa tomopterna) or Barred Leaf Frog, portrait, Amazon ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Red-tailed Amazon (Amazona brasiliensis) pair, southern Brazil
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00300028 Red-tailed Amazon (Amazona brasiliensis) pair, southern Brazil© Claus Meyer
Golden-headed Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysomelas), Atlantic Forest, Brazil
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00300021 Golden-headed Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysomelas), Atlantic Forest, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Emperor Tamarin (Saguinus imperator) portrait, Amazon ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300047 Emperor Tamarin (Saguinus imperator) portrait, Amazon ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Swallow-tailed Manakin (Chiroxiphia caudata) perching on moss covered branch, Atlantic Forest ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300097 Swallow-tailed Manakin (Chiroxiphia caudata) perching on moss covered branch, Atlantic Forest ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Tiger-striped Leaf Frog (Phyllomedusa tomopterna) waving, Amazon rainforest, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300490 Tiger-striped Leaf Frog (Phyllomedusa tomopterna) waving, Amazon rainforest, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Savannah fire, Cerrado ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300602 Savannah fire, Cerrado ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Golden Parakeet (Aratinga guarouba), Amazon, Brazil
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00300027 Golden Parakeet (Aratinga guarouba), Amazon, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Crimson-bellied Parakeet (Pyrrhura perlata) portrait, Amazon ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300086 Crimson-bellied Parakeet (Pyrrhura perlata) portrait, Amazon ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Sundew (Drosera binata) a carnivorous plant, with trapped bee in sticky leaves, Cerrado ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300272 Sundew (Drosera binata) a carnivorous plant, with trapped bee in sticky leaves, Cerrado ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Jaguar (Panthera onca) at rest in grass, Amazon ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300198 Jaguar (Panthera onca) at rest in grass, Amazon ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Swordtail Butterfly (Opsiphanes bassus), Caatinga ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300524 Swordtail Butterfly (Opsiphanes bassus), Caatinga ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Humboldt's Woolly Monkey (Lagothrix lagotricha), Amazon, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300336 Humboldt's Woolly Monkey (Lagothrix lagotricha), Amazon, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Margay (Leopardus wiedii) kitten calling, Amazon, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300353 Margay (Leopardus wiedii) kitten calling, Amazon, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Domestic Horse (Equus caballus) herd grazing at dawn in the Taim Biological Reserve, Rio Grande Do Sul, southern Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300623 Domestic Horse (Equus caballus) herd grazing at dawn in the Taim Biological Reserve, Rio Grande Do Sul, southern Brazil© Claus Meyer
Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea muscipula) with captured spider, southern Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300546 Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea muscipula) with captured spider, southern Brazil© Claus Meyer
Blacktail Piranha (Pygocentrus piraya) vivsection showing teeth, Amazon Basin, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300617 Blacktail Piranha (Pygocentrus piraya) vivsection showing teeth, Amazon Basin, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Masai Giraffe (Giraffa tippelskirchi) walking, Kenya  -  Claus Meyer
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00300624 Masai Giraffe (Giraffa tippelskirchi) walking, Kenya© Claus Meyer
South American River Turtle (Podocnemis expansa) hatchling racing to river after hatching from nest, Amazon ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300183 South American River Turtle (Podocnemis expansa) hatchling racing to river after hatching from nest, Amazon ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Spider web retaining raindrops, Atlantic Forest ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300039 Spider web retaining raindrops, Atlantic Forest ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus) portrait, Atlantic Forest ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300029 Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus) portrait, Atlantic Forest ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco) calling while perching on branch, Cerrado, Brazil
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00300022 Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco) calling while perching on branch, Cerrado, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Tree Frog (Hyla goiana) calling during courtship to attract a female, Cerrado ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300002 Tree Frog (Hyla goiana) calling during courtship to attract a female, Cerrado ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Red-tailed Amazon (Amazona brasiliensis) adult pair, southern Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300109 Red-tailed Amazon (Amazona brasiliensis) adult pair, southern Brazil© Claus Meyer
Everlasting Flower (Eriocaulaceae) detail, Cerrado ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300042 Everlasting Flower (Eriocaulaceae) detail, Cerrado ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Dawn in the Amazon forest with intense evaporation of the early breeze, south Amazon ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300043 Dawn in the Amazon forest with intense evaporation of the early breeze, south Amazon ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Pygmy Marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea), Amazon, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300049 Pygmy Marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea), Amazon, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Striped Manakin (Machaeropterus regulus) couple perching on branch, Atlantic Forest ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300069 Striped Manakin (Machaeropterus regulus) couple perching on branch, Atlantic Forest ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) portrait, Atlantic Forest ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300083 American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) portrait, Atlantic Forest ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus) portrait, Atlantic Forest ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300114 Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus) portrait, Atlantic Forest ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Tiger-striped Leaf Frog (Phyllomedusa tomopterna) or Barred Leaf Frog, portrait, Amazon ecosystem, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300213 Tiger-striped Leaf Frog (Phyllomedusa tomopterna) or Barred Leaf Frog, portrait, Amazon ecosystem, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Boa Constrictor (Boa constrictor) portrait in tree, ecosystem of Cerrado, Brazil  -  Claus Meyer
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00300458 Boa Constrictor (Boa constrictor) portrait in tree, ecosystem of Cerrado, Brazil© Claus Meyer
Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) pair, Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada  -  Claus Meyer
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00300619 Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) pair, Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada© Claus Meyer
Claus Meyer, photographer portrait  -  Claus Meyer
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00300290 Claus Meyer, photographer portrait© Claus Meyer
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