About Heinrich van den Berg

South African based photographer, Heinrich van den Berg specializes in nature, environmental and travel photography. He has spent many years in the field, capturing images of African wildlife and the natural beauty of the continent. Highly acclaimed as a wildlife and nature photographer, he has won various international photographic awards. He was the first photographer to win the Eric Hoskings Award of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year for two consecutive years. He has also won the international Camel Trophy Photographic Competition, and was one of the official international photographers for the Camel Trophy in 1998. Additionally he was the overall winner of the international Fuji Getaway Photographer of the Year award in 2005. His photographs grace numerous books, calendars, magazine portfolios and photographic products worldwide. Apart from his photographic skills, he is experienced in the field of publishing, having photographed and published 26 highly acclaimed photographic books. To ensure that the quality of images is maintained from the field to the printed page, Van den Berg is intimately involved with the reproduction and printing process – from the colour correction to the design and final production of his sought-after wildlife books. He is the founder of the publishing company HPH Publishing.

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All I saw was the little grey bird sitting on an aloe. Nothing else mattered:  this obsession with freezing this boring LBJ on the emulsion of my film was much greater than any humiliation caused by people. Yet even then, I probably knew deep [...]

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