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 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.
In 1998 Van den Berg left his profession as a civil engineer to become a full-time wildlife photographer. Since then he has travelled the world photographing wildlife, culture and adventure sport with a uniquely artistic eye. Van den Berg’s photographs are known for breaking boundaries and depicting the natural world in a fresh and evocative way.
Van den Berg has done assignment photography for Getty Images, Discovery Communications, GEO, Terra, GQ, The Peaceparks Foundation, BHP Billiton, Gallo Images, and National Geographic Books. Assignment photography done for Discovery’s Animal Planet includes still images for the Meerkat Manor and Wild Recon series. Van den Berg’s art books have been translated into French, German, Italian, Korean and Mandarin.