Erlend Haarberg is living in Middle-Norway and has been a professional nature photographer since the beginning of the 1990s. Besides numerous international awards, he won the title "Nature Photographer of the Year" six times between 1986 and 2000 in Norway. He focuses primarily on birds and mammals. His images can be found in dozens of books in Norway and he is regularly writing articles for magazines in Scandinavia.
Currently, he is working together with his wife, Orsolya. Their first collaboration produced the book "Lapland - the Alaska of Europe" recently published in Hungarian, English and German.
Type of photography: nature photography
Favorite Camera and Lens: at the moment, Nikon D700 and Nikkor 500/4
Favorite Tripod set: Gitzo GT5541LS carbon tripod+ Gitzo G1380 fluid head or Manfrotto 503 camera headTrondheim
Awards: Six times winner of Norway’s biggest nature photography competition. Highly commended images in the GDT Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions
Publications: “Lapland, the Alaska of Europe” - book published in 2008. Numerous articles in various magazines in Norway and Sweden. Sold pictures to more than 50 books.
Product Testimonial: After many years of carrying a heavy tripod on my shoulders it was a relief to be the owner of a carbon Gitzo. It is sturdy and surprisingly light weight, and the legs are easy to pull out even after some years of hard work in the field.