FIELD NOTES

Read stories from my expeditions, see photos and get news. Here I publish notes from old and new work in the field.

Making a difference

Jul 12, 2018

As a wildlife and conservation photographer, you want your photos to have an impact and make a difference. That is why I was extremely pleased to learn that my photos very likely have changed the future of the pristine rainforests and the people of Guyana to the better. “I don’t think I am overstating it…

WPY awardee!

Oct 18, 2017

I am extremely proud to announce that one of my photos has been awarded a finalist award in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) competition, the most prestigious wildlife and nature photo competition in the world with 48,582 photos submitted. The shot is a wide-angle close-up of Marabou storks feeding on a zebra…

Birds at sea

Oct 5, 2017

A few years ago I was invited by my friends Heinz Plenge (possibly the best wildlife photographer in Peru) and Rob Williams (bird expert and photographer) to come along on a boat trip. The aim was to photograph birds at sea. We hired a fisherman and his boat in Pimentel in northern Peru and bought…

Jungle school

Aug 1, 2017

I was very excited about this assignment, to go to Sumatra and take photos of the Orang-utans and the elephants, and have a tiny chance of seeing the Sumatran Tiger. My first stop would be the jungle school where young Orang-utans, taken care of after having been orphaned or been kept illegally as a pet,…

Tree climbing lions

Jul 17, 2017

Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda is often said to have the world’s only tree climbing lions. The same is said about Manyara National Park in Tanzania. But the truth is, the tree climbing lions aren’t a special type or breed of lions, basically any lion can climb a tree, it more depends on the…

Yaguas

Jul 14, 2017

I was looking down on Europe from a plane, and with a biologist’s eyes it is quite a depressive sight. It’s all towns and cities, agriculture and tree plantations, and roads. Untouched nature is a rarity, usually confined to mountainous areas. A number of hours later, I was looking down on the Amazon. The contrast…

Alaskan Bears

Jul 12, 2017

In the summer of 2016, I got the once in a lifetime offer to go and see the Grizzly bears in Alaska. It was my good friend, photographer and bear guide Rick Collins who had invited me to where he was working at a Grizzly bear walking safari guide. The setting was stunning, we stayed…

Guyana

Jul 7, 2017

In February 2017, I was sent on a photographic assignment to Guyana by the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS). FZS is a conservation organisation that I like working for. Partly because I like the way they work, long-time commitments protecting large and biodiverse areas, and partly just because their project areas are pretty amazing. I knew…