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In 1998, Heinrich van den Berg left his profession as a civil engineer to become a full-time wildlife photographer. Since then, Heinrich has won several national and international awards for his photography. He was the first photographer to win the Eric Hoskings Award of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year for two consecutive years. Van den Berg 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.
Van den Berg has traveled the world photographing wildlife, culture and adventure sport with a uniquely artistic eye. In his bid to ‘tell a story in every picture’, he has climbed icy volcanoes in Argentina and Chile, tracked endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda, searched for rare chameleons in Madagascar, wandered through the sacred temples of Cambodia, and walked the steamy forests of Borneo and Sumatra to photograph the elusive orangutan. He has photographed extensively in Southern Africa, where he lives, capturing on film the mysterious leopard in Kruger National Park, the desert elephant in Namibia’s Kaokoland, and the captivating birdlife of Botswana.
His photographs have graced numerous books, calendars, magazine portfolios and photographic products worldwide. Van den Berg has done photography assignments for GEO, Terra, GQ, The Peaceparks Foundation, bhp billiton, National Geographic Books and Discovery Communications. Assignment photography done for Discovery’s Animal Planet includes still images for the Meerkat Manor and Bio Recon series. Van den Berg was the keynote speaker at the GDT – The Society of German Nature Photographers in 2008 and the keynote speaker for Canon South Africa’s Road Show in 2009.
Van den Berg’s photographs are known for breaking boundaries and depicting the natural world in a fresh and evocative way. Although he specializes in environmental photography, Van den Berg has a gift for photographing the charm and idiosyncrasies of people in their natural environment. He is an experimental photographer always on the lookout to capture his subjects from a unique perspective. Apart from his photographic skills, which cover both analog and digital media, he is experienced in the field of publishing, having photographed and published 21 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 production process – from colour correction, to the design and final proof copy. He is the founder and owner of HPH Publishing.