Orsolya Haarberg was born in Baja, Hungary, in 1977. She graduated as a landscape architect and simultaneously worked on the beaver reintroduction program of the WWF Hungary. In 2002 she started a PhD course focusing on the foraging behaviour of the Eurasian beavers in Norway. In the same year she became a member of the Society of Hungarian Nature Photographers.
Since 2005 she lives in Norway and works as a freelance nature photographer together with her husband, Erlend Haarberg (www.haarbergphoto.com). Their first joint project was photographing Lapland, which resulted in the book “Lapland – the Alaska of Europe”.
Her pictures gained awards on the WPY and the GDT’s European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions and were published in several magazines including Terre Sauvage, Camera Natura and the Hungarian edition of National Geographic.
Favorite Camera and Lens: the newest camera I have (which usually does not coincide with the newest camera on the market and Lens: it is depending on what subject I am working with, but I love the perspective of the 80-200mm
Favorite Tripod set: Gitzo GT3540LS tripod + ARCASWISS monoball head to landscape photography, Gitzo G1505 tripod + Manfrotto 503 head to animal photography
Activity: mainly landscape photography
Awards: Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2007 – highly commended image in the Wild places category, GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2008 – winner in landscape category, etc.
Publications: book with the title “Lapland – the Alaska of Europe” in 3 languages (English, German, Hungarian)
Product Testimonial: I love carbon tripods from Gitzo because they are steady but light weight which is perfect for photographing in the wild.
Nikkor AF-S 300/2.8G IF-ED
Nikon D700 camera
Nikon D300 camera