21:02 , December 13, 2011
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Roy Mangersnes

Pro wildlife photographer, biologist and photo guide

Destinations: Svalbard and Kenya

Roy Mangersnes is a professional nature photographer living in Stavanger, southwestern Norway. Roy is a Nikon ambassador and is considered among the most influential nature photographers in Norway today. He has published three books, as well as won several national and international awards including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 and European Wildlife Photographer of the Year (GDT) 2010 and 2009. His latest achievements have been in Nordic Nature Photo Contest were he won three categories and had two awarded images in 2011. Roy is working around the world and his images is being published in magazines and books all over. He is also an experienced speaker and has been presenting his work at several international photo festivals.

 

Philosophy

For me nature photography is not all about pleasing my own need to create. Of course being happy with a picture is very important, but very often there is a story behind it that needs to be told. What separates a good image from the rest is when this story is being told to the viewer. If I succeed in telling the story I will be happy. A really good image needs to tell a story, and at best create a response from the receiver. If the image is living through the receiver, and not forgotten, I have really taken a good picture. I am always aware of the message sent through my photography, and consider my camera a very powerful weapon if used correctly. One picture tells more than a thousand words.

 

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