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Stefan Christmann

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Little did I know, that convincing my parents of letting me participate in a student exchange with the US state Montana would change my life forever. I fell in love with the wild North, with the untouched forests, rugged mountains and the abundance of wild animals.

It did not take me long until I figured out, that I could not capture all that beauty with my little point and shoot camera. Thankfully my dad still had his fully manual Minolta SLR camera, which I used to make my first steps in the field of Nature Photography. Over the years my hobby turned into a passion and has taken me to many great places on this planet.

From 2011 to 2013 I spent 14 months on a research station in Antarctica and witnessed this remarkable continent like only very few people can. It's mind-boggling, that ultimately a student-exchange has led me to this point in my life.

I am not the typical wildlife photographer with razor-sharp images of hunting ospreys or fighting lions. In my photographs I try to capture the soul of a moment, its emotional aspects as well as its simplicity. My images pften reflect the artistic value of a scene, like beautiful structures or color combinations.

My goal is simple: Educate people about the beauty, that is all around us - using my photographs. This planet is the ultimate gift for all human beings. We need to start treating it like that!

10% of the profits from my work goes to support International League of Conservation Photographers.

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