David Yarrow

David Yarrow was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1966. He is renowned for documenting the natural world and has firmly established himself as one of the best-selling fine art photographers in the world, with his limited edition prints (usually just 12 in an edition) regularly selling out.

Philanthropy and conservation are central to David Yarrow’s mission to document the animal and human world in a fresh and creative way. In 2016, Rizzoli New York published his latest book ‘Wild Encounters’ with a foreword written by HRH The Duke of Cambridge. The book was awarded ‘Art Book of 2017’ and all Yarrow’s royalties from the book continue to be donated to the charity Tusk, the leading British NGO that focuses on animal conservation in Africa.

In 2017, charitable donations from the sale of David Yarrow’s art exceeded $1.2 million, with four of David’s pieces raising $186,000 in just a few minutes at the Tusk Gala dinner in New York City in April 2017. In 2018, he attained his goal of raising a further $1.5m for conservation and charitable projects.

David Yarrow’s position in the industry has been rewarded with a wide range of advisory and ambassadorial roles. In conservation, he is an ambassador for WildArk, on the advisory board of Tusk and Ambassador to the Kevin Richardson Foundation (@lionwhisperersa).

In 2017, Land Rover appointed David Yarrow as a global ambassador and creative partner. He is the European ambassador for Nikon, and has recently been integral to the company’s most anticipated Camera release of the last decade.

Pentti Sammallahti

Sammallahti has been photographing the world around him with a poetic eye since the age of eleven. At the age of nine he visited “The Family of Man” exhibition at Helsinki Art Hall, confirming at a young age his photographic path in life. Featured in solo exhibitions by the age of 21, Sammallahti continued to exhibit and teach at the Helsinki University of Art and Design until receiving the Finnish State’s 15-year artist grant in 1991. Sammallahti describes himself as a nomad who enjoys the nature of the great north: the darkness, the cold, and the sea. Sammallahti is a master craftsman, carefully toning his prints, to create a poetic atmosphere of desolate silence.

Sammallahti was honored to be included among the 100 favorite photographs in the personal collection of Henri Cartier-Bresson, which was the inaugural exhibition for the Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson in 2003. Since 1979, Pentti Sammallahti has published thirteen books and portfolios and has received awards such as the Samuli Paulaharju Prize of the Finnish Literature Society, State Prizes for Photography, Uusimaa Province Art Prize, Daniel Nyblin Prize, and the Finnish Critics Association Annual.

David Doubilet

David Doubilet is a well known underwater photographer known primarily for his work published in National Geographic Magazine. He was born in New York and started taking photos underwater at the young age of 12. He started with a Brownie Hawkeye in a rubber anesthesiologist’s bag to keep the water out of the camera. During his summer holidays, he spent his time along the New Jersey coast. He later worked as a diver and photographer for the Sandy Hook Marine Laboratories in New Jersey. He also spent much time in the Caribbean. While a dive instructor in the Bahamas he found his motivation to capture the beauty of the sea and everything in it.

His goal is to “redefine photographic boundaries” every time he enters the water. This has helped him achieve some of his greatest shots. In order to capture all the underwater wildlife, he takes several cameras with him on each of his trips. The main obstacle in underwater photography is the impossibility of changing lenses or film underwater.

Doubilet’s ingenuity lead him to the invention of the split lens camera. This allowed him to take pictures above and below water simultaneously. This worked by having a separate focus point on the top half and bottom half of the scene. When the picture is taken, it is recorded onto the same negative.

He has shot well over sixty stories for National Geographic and published numerous books on his own. His most recent was a photo shot in Cuban waters entitled “The Last Caribbean Refuge.

Eugene Kitsios

My name is Eugene Kitsios, a 25-year-old Dutch photographer with an educational background in ecology and marine biology. My main interest lies in nature and wildlife photography and I mostly enjoy photographing wild animals in their natural habitat.


Herminio Martínez Muñiz

Herminio M. Muñiz. Nacido en Sevilla en 1954.

Procedente del incipiente movimiento conservacionista de los años 70 del pasado siglo, su actividad como fotógrafo comenzó hace treinta y cinco años, volcado en reflejar la historia natural de nuestro país.

Sus fotografías y artículos se han publicado en numerosos medios como revistas, libros y enciclopedias tanto nacionales como extranjeros.

Carteles, exposiciones, postales, audiovisuales, discos, etc, han contado con su participación.

En la actualidad participa como fotógrafo de rodaje en las producciones de Bitis Documentales para productoras nacionales e internacionales.

Es uno de los fundadores de la revista Visión Salvaje desempeñando actualmente la dirección.

Giacomo Brunelli

Giacomo Brunelli (b. Perugia, Italy, 1977) graduated with a degree in International Communications in 2002. His series on animals has been exhibited widely with shows at The Photographers’Gallery, London (Uk), Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris (France), Format Festival, Derby (Uk), Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg (Germany), Noorderlicht Photofestival (The Netherlands), Athens Photo Festival (Greece), Daegu PhotoBiennal (South Korea), Angkor PhotoFestival (Cambodia), BlueSky Gallery, Portland (Usa), The New Art Gallery Walsall (Uk), Griffin Museum ,Boston (Usa), StreetLevel Glasgow (Uk), Photofusion, London (Uk), Arden & Anstruther Petworth (Uk), Galleria Belvedere Milan (Italy), Fotofestiwal Lodz (Poland) and Boutographies, Montepellier (France).

The work has won the Sony World Photography Award, the Gran Prix Lodz, Poland and the Magenta Foundation “Flash Forward 2009”. It has also been featured widely in the art and photography press including The Guardian (Uk), Harper’s Magazine (Usa), Eyemazing (Holland), European Photography (Germany), B&W Magazine (Usa), Creative Review (Uk), Foto&Video (Russia), Images Magazine (France) Photographie (Germany), Katalog (Denmark), AdBusters (Canada), FOTO (Sweden) and FOTOGRAFI (Norway).

His work is in the collection of Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Uk Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts and Portland Art Museum, Usa.

“The Animals”, his first monograph, was published by Dewi Lewis Publishing in 2008.

In 2012, he was commissioned by The Photographers’Gallery to do a project on London that will be shown there from the 27th February – 27th April 2014


“Bubbles.” A green sea turtle at the surface off the coast of Oahu. I was able to spend the better part of an hour freediving alongside this turtle as it casually grazed on the sea floor below between gulps of air at the surface. © Brett Monroe Garner

“Tadpole Girl.” The tadpoles that we watched hatch in our mud puddle several weeks before were now hopping. Some of them still had little tails while others seem to have grown out of them. This is my daughter and one of her tadpole friends. For a few days after this, every time we visited our puddle there were tiny toads hopping everywhere. This was the first of many batches of tadpoles that ended up hatching in our mud puddles this past summer due to the large amount of rain we received. © Terra Fondriest

“Fox Tango.” Two sibling foxes have a little squabble. © Brittany Crossman

“Friendship knows no color.” ‘Friendship knows no color, nationality, race and social level, friendship knows no age and gender, friendship knows no distance’ – Luis A Ribeiro Branco. Two Empusa Pennata seem to play a game on a thin plant. © Jose Pesquero Gomez

“Dragging you deep into the woods.” A morning stroll into the blissful forest ! Ceaseless drizzles dampening the woods for 12 hours a day; The serene gloom which kept me guessing if it was a night or a day. Heavy fog, chilling breeze and the perennial silence could calm roaring spirits; And there I spotted this beauty, a green vine snake! © Varun Aditya

“Herring.” This Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) was not even 2 feet from me that day on Staffa Island, I almost had to step back to be able to focus on its beak the way I wanted. It is a common species yes, but it was still a very very nice encounter for me. © Jonathan Alexandre Guillot

“Curious humpback whale calf .” Early this month I went swimming, snorkeling with humpback whales in Tonga again. One of the locations where they are born and nurse before heading with their mum to their new home Antarctica. This cutie swam right towards me and came to a halt. With this wide angle lens you can imagine how close i was. I couldn’t stop giggling in to my mask as he was just so cute looking at me. I think he asked if i would like to play with him or something. © Rita Kluge

“Mirrored Blenny.” This shot was taken in Northern Adriatic Sea, in the Gulf of Rijeka (Croatia). I had placed a snoot (a cylindrical hood to control lighting) behind the lair of a horned blenny (Parablennius tentacularis) and waited patiently for it to emerge from its den to make them a shot with the backlight technique. Suddenly the blenny was completely out of its hole and went to look at himself in the snoot window to check who this intruder was. © Adriano Morettin

“Good Catch.” This Eastern Osprey (Pandion cristatus) was heading back to his nest with his prize catch (a swallow tail or Trevaly). I have being photographing him for a few months and he appeared to do a circle over head before heading away – he seemed very chuffed with himself! © Sally Hinton

“Dancing in the rain.” Fox caught in action under the rain. © Vladislav Kamenski

“Rush Hour.” Thousands of snow geese take flight during a snowy morning fly out at Bosque del Apache, New Mexico. It is loud and sounds like a passing train! © Eileen Johnson

“Eating to the end.” Eating to the end (of the leaf or life). © Piotr Kwatera

“Face to Face Encounter .” During WWII, U-Boats would sit right on the US coast waiting to ambush unsuspecting ships. Today the wrecks left behind are inhabited by the many sand tiger sharks that move up and down the US East coast. This picture was taken deep in the hold of the wreck of the Atlas where I had an amazing face to face encounter. © David Alpert

“No Snow, No Ice?” A solitary bear sits on the edge of one of the Barter Islands. There is no snow, when at this time of year, there should be. In speaking with the locals in Kaktovic, they’ve noted that it’s been an unseasonably warm winter, and that the ice will be late in forming this year. This will have an impact on the local polar bear population, when it comes time to hunt seals for their food in the winter months. © Patty Waymire

“Parental Care.” Hornbills have a unique breeding behavior, the female enters the hollow if the tree and the male seals it with mud leaving a small slot from where females beak can stick out. Once this is done, the male takes the complete responsibility of feeding the female and babies till the chicks are grown enough to fly away. In this image, a male is bringing in fruits to feed the female which is nesting inside the tree trunk.© Prasenjeet Yadav

“White Rhino Reflection.” A White Rhino approaches a pool of water to drink at night in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa. © Inger Vandyke

National Geographic Magazine’s annual photo contest is still under way, but the deadline for submissions is coming up on Friday. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a 10-day trip for two to the Galapagos Islands. The kind folks at National Geographic were once more kind enough to let me choose among the contest entries so far for display here. The captions below were written by the individual photographers.


Kalyan Varma

I am a wildlife photographer, filmmaker, naturalist and explorer dedicated to documenting wildlife and the environmental issues that define our times. I freelance with many of the world’s leading magazines, environmental NGOs and television channels like Nat Geo and BBC.

Over the last decade, I have worked on many landmark blue chip wildlife series for the BBC and National Geographic channel. My work has appeared in many publications worldwide, including National Geographic, Nature, The Guardian, BBC Wildlife, GEO, Smithsonian, Lonely Planet and other magazines.

Along with a team of photographers I founded India Nature Watch, an online community which now has become the largest platform for upcoming wildlife photographers in Asia. I am also the co-founder of Asia’s largest nature photography festival Nature InFocus. Sharing my knowledge of photography, wildlife, and people across various platforms including workshops and seminars is an important part of the work I do.

I collaborate with wildlife scientists, conservationists, policy makers, activists and educators on conservation action, activism, documentation, books and film projects. I actively work with Nature Conservation Foundation and VGKK in India.

I hope to combine an artist’s eye with a journalist’s curiosity and sense of storytelling in my visual style, resulting in a body of work I hope will inspire the viewer to discover more. Using narrative and visual construction I strive to lure the audience into the subject, prompting them to ask questions rather than accept a ‘standard version’ of changing landscapes.

José Beut

Me inicié en la fotografía a través de AGFOVAL, Agrupación fotográfica Valenciana, a principios de los 80, donde di mis primeros pasos en el aprendizaje de la técnica fotográfica.

Posteriormente y de modo autodidacta fui perfeccionando y aprendiendo las técnicas de laboratorio en blanco y negro, iluminación de estudio, practicando temáticas como el bodegón, el retrato y el paisaje principalmente.

Tras un largo paréntesis en el ejercicio de la práctica amateur y con la llegada de las cámaras digitales de calidad, retomé en 2006 la dedicación más intensiva, siempre desde el campo amateur, y adquiriendo la técnica para manejar el software necesario en la fotografía digital.

Mis temáticas preferidas actualmente son la arquitectura, y las situaciones urbanas (street-photo) aunque también alterno mis salidas fotográficas buscando motivos de paisaje de larga exposición diurna y crepuscular.

Maroesjka Lavigne

Maroesjka Lavigne (b.1989, Belgium) gained her Masters in Photography at Ghent University in the summer of 2012. Her work has been shown internationally at the Foam Talent exhibition in Amsterdam, The Robert Mann Gallery in New York, Galerie Hug in Paris and Museum Saint Guislain in Gent, Belgium, among others. She self-published a book called ‘ísland’ in 2012 that sold out. In 2014 she published a postcard version of this book. In 2015 she made a commissioned work ‘Not seeing is a Flower’ in collaboration with the Flanders centre in Osaka. This was published in the catalog called Facing Japan. Her latest project ‘Land of Nothingness’ is made in Namibia and exhibited in the Robert Mann Gallery in New York.

She was selected for the Talent Call at Fotomuseum Amsterdam (FOAM) Netherlands 2012 and was the winner of the Emerging Talent competition of Lensculture in 2014 with the series ‘You are More than beautiful‘. In 2015 she won the Harry Penningsprijs in Eindhoven,Netherlands. She is currently living and working in Ghent, Belgium.

Paul Goldstein



Arturo de Frías


Laurent Baheux


Laurent Baheux is a french photographer, born in Poitiers in 1970.

Laurent Baheux was attracted to journalism and editing at first, rapidly discovering a passion for photography and becoming a self-taught photographer. His devoted practice and his knowledge of the sporting world opened the doors to the top press photography agencies. From then on, he covered the main international competitions and channelled his energy towards conditions of speed and extreme demand. He has always been fascinated by Africa.

Showing the vividness of wild species

From 2002, during a visit to Tanzania, he began private work on the wild fauna, its beauty, strength, roughness and great fragility. He chose black and white, with its play on shadow, light and contrast, to immortalise rare and ephemeral scenes of nature, constantly trying to sublimate the animals, to capture the magnificence of their attitudes, the emotion of their look… Through this authentic quest, Laurent wants to show the vividness of these species which are still alive, but more menaced than ever, and the immense richness that they represent for the planet.

Supporting actions to protect endangered animals

In the continuity of his photographic commitment, he accompanies and supports the deeds of organisations which work for the protection of nature and the preservation of biodiversity. Since 2013, he supports actions of The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) as Goodwill Ambassador for the exhibit WILD & PRECIOUS organized in collaboration with GoodPlanet fondation the fortieth anniversary of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

He realizes that his pictures can help create public awareness about the importance of preserving and protecting wildlife.

This new way becomes an evidence : Laurent changes is life. He leaves Paris for the country side and travels wherever are free animals. He has dedicated time and energy to honor them.

Nicky Bay


Paul Nicklen

As a young boy, Paul, a Canadian-born Arctic ecosystem specialist and marine biologist, moved to Baffin Island and spent his childhood among the Inuit people. From them he learned the love of nature, the understanding of icy ecosystems, and the survival skills that have turned him into one of the most successful wildlife and nature photographers of our generation.
As an assignment photographer for National Geographic magazine, Nicklen has produced 20 stories covering a variety of issues related to conservation and natural history—from the slaughter of narwhals to salmon farming to the importance of sea ice and polar ecosystems in this new climate era. Despite the personal peril he often faces while working in some of the planet’s most remote and harsh environments, Nicklen travels constantly in search of meaningful stories that can help touch people’s emotions and help the public at large connect with Earth’s marine and polar realms.

Edwin Giesbers

Edwin Giesbers is a professional freelance nature photographer who lives in Nijmegen (the Netherlands).
Already during early childhood he has been exploring nature in his own residential environment. Already at the age of 16 he started combining his love for nature with photography. Since 2005 Edwin is a dedicated fulltime nature photographer.

Edwin creates complet stories (pictures and text) for several magazines. Articles has been published in renowned magazines such as BBC Wildlife Magazine, National Geographic, Terre Sauvage and Camera Natura. In 2011 he was commissioned by National Geographic and Dutch Media to produce a book on nature photography in the Netherlands and Belgium. In the Netherlands, Edwin is commissioned by magazines such as Roots magazine and National Geographic Magazine.

Worldwide his pictures have been awarded in several leading international photo competitions. Including multiple first prices at the European Nature Photographer of the Year and Natures Best contest. Examples can be found at the award page.

His work is represented bij Nature Picture Library (England), an international leading photo agency which has a partnership with Minden Pictures (US). Since 2009 Edwin has joined IEPA (International Environment Photographers Association). He also supports the work of Orangutan Outreach Netherlands with images and presentations.

In the beginning of the year 2014 Edwin started his project “Frogs Life Project” which aims to draw attention to endangered amphibians. Through photo stories in magazines, exhibitions and a book about frogs Edwin hopes to spread knowledge about amphibians. A fixed percentage of the nett sales is going to organizations that are commited to protect amphibians and also do research on the diseases that threaten the amphibians. More about this project: http://www.frogs-life.com

Edwin says:
People ask me quite often why I became a professional nature photographer. What else? Already as a young boy I explored the beauty of nature around my home. I could found often on my knees crawling throug the field where I had exciting encounters with strange-looking insects and friendly croaking frogs. There is nothing more beautiful than that! Nowadays nature photography is still an excuse for me to crawl around in a field with beautiful flowers and small animals. Just like in my early childhood, but now with a camera in my hands.

Simen Johan



In his photographs, Simen Johan explores darkly the human proclivity towards fantasy and our attempts, knowing or otherwise, to craft alternate realities for ourselves. Merging traditional photographic techniques with digital methods, Johan creates each of his images from as many as one hundred negatives, having first constructed or discovered each element and photographed it on film. Across his body of work, the viewer is urged to ponder the relationship between the real and the artificial or imagined.

In his most recent images, from the series “Until the Kingdom Comes”, Johan depicts animals in scenarios where their actions or demeanor mirror human conventions. The images allude to our inclination to anthropomorphize and domesticate what we see and find around us, and they speak to realms of emotion, our fears and desires, rather than reason. In his earlier work Johan explored the unique relationship that children have with the unknown, constructing complex photographic worlds that seem to grow wild from young imaginations. In some images the children are prominently featured, wrapped up in acts of play or ritual as the makers of their own worlds, while in others they’ve vanished completely, leaving only the enigmatic traces of their mischief.

Simen Johan’s work has been widely exhibited internationally, and is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Cleveland Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and other major institutions. Johan’s first monograph, Room to Play, was published by Twin Palms in 2003. Born in Norway and raised in Sweden, Johan earned his B.F.A at the School of Visual Arts, in New York, where he currently resides

Hasan Hizli


Thomas Krumenacker


Paul Goldstein



Paul Goldstein is provocative in everything he does, whether photographing, guiding, presenting or fund-raising. His jobs consist of cramming in a full-time career with a tour operator, owning four safari camps in Kenya, guiding all over the world, fund-raising for tigers and other persecuted species and writing.

Through it all the ethical side of wildlife, be it just viewing it or photographing it is desperately important. ‘When I see photos of snarling animals I shudder, the ‘photo at any cost’ concept is disgracefully still-borne . Just as morally derelict are those wildlife photographers who think just by taking some images they will help the species. This is bollocks, I have spent much of the past fifteen years raising money for schools, boreholes, teachers, FGM programmes and natal clinics by photographing endangered animals and those images have big ancillary benefits – over £100,000 worth. This will continue. Unless local people feel a ‘warmth’ from their striped or spotted neighbour why should they protect them?