Photography has always been his passion. He started of in the late 1960s with a small Kodak Instamatic 104, improved later on to a Practica LLC and the Canon FD System; since 1989 he is an enthusiastic user of Leica cameras, especially Leica R System.
In the early years he visited several Scandinavian countries (Finland, Norway, Sweden) many times during all seasons of the year, falling in love with the beauty of the North. But he did not forget his roots and photographed the amazing landscapes, trees and parks in Germany.
1988 he started his still ongoing project: The World of the Polar Bear. It covers the entire Canadian Arctic from Churchill/Manitoba to Pond Inlet and Cambridge Bay in Nunavut. He captured in his pictures the life of the Inuit, Muskoxen, Atlantic Walrusses, Whales, Aurora Borealis and of course the life circle of the Lord of the Arctic, the Polar Bear. He is travelling to different parts of the Arctic including Spitsbergen (Svalbard)/Norway.
Three years were spent in capturing the natural richness of the "mother" of all National Parks, the Yellowstone N.P. travelling to this wonderful place many times at all seasons of the year.
From beginning 1989 until now he spent a lot of time in German Nature - and National Parks to take pictures of these unique areas to show people a different side of Germany.
Born in northern Germany (Münsterland) 1953, Norbert together with his wife Elli in southern Germany (Bavaria) since 1975.
1% of the profits from my work goes to support International League of Conservation Photographers.