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Lilja Peter

Lilja Peter

Peter was born in 1966 in the village of Byske, 30 km north from the town Skellefteå, in northern Sweden. He is presently living at a small village located close to Skellefteå. He works full time as a freelance photographer and writer specializing in wildlife and nature. In 1996, he was awarded the Swedish Nature Photographers and Kodak award and is today a member of the association The Swedish Nature Photographers/N.

In 2002 he won a first prize in the category "In Praise of Plants" of the BBC global contest "Wildlife Photographer of the year", in competition with 18,500 pictures from 60 countries. And also a Highly Commended in that category. Two years later he was awarded again in the same competition with a first prize in the category "From dusk to dawn” with an image from Namibia depicts a zebra and evening sky. In 2006 he had two Highly commended in this competition. He is one of the contributing photographers in the project “ Wild Wonders of Europe”. In March and April 2009 he was photographing flowers and plants on Crete and Cyprus for the project.

Working worldwide, he has in recent years visited Falkland Islands, Japan, Madagascar, Kenya, Costa Rica, USA and other countries.

The photographic agencies marketing and selling his pictures are as follows:

* Getty Images
* Age Fotostock, Spain
* Imagestate, United Kingdom
* Nature Photographers Photo Agency, Sweden

Type of photography: Nature and wildlife photography, everything from landscapes to macro, birds and animals and people in outdoor activites.
Favorite Camera and Lens: Nikon D300 and Nikkor 200-400/4
Favorite Tripod set: Gitzo GT3541L 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod
Activity: Two missions for Wild Wonders of Europe, Cyprus and Crete.
Country: Sweden
Awards: Several prices in BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, NPCI , and also some other awards.
Publications: Wildlife Magazine, Swedish magazines.
Product Testimonial: “During my work with photography in the field I need equipment that´s easy to handle and that I can rely on. The Gitzo tripod has a lot of good qualities that helps me in my daily work.”

Nikon D2X and D300
Nikkor 200-400/4
Nikkor 300/2,8
Nikkor 70-200/2,8
Nikkor 17-55/2,8
Nikkor 12-24/2,8
DX AF FisheyeNikkor 10,5/2,8
Sigma EX 150/2,8 DG HSM Macro

1,4 and 2x converters
Extension tubes
Flash SB-800
Right Angle Wiew finders

Filters, Graduated, Polarization

Remote trigger release
Infrared remote control